Video: Harry Giles transferring to Oak Hill AcademySee elite power forward in action at EYBL Peach Jam earlier this month in South Carolina.
One of the nation's top high school basketball prospects announced Wednesday that he is transferring to one of the nation's top programs.Harry Giles
, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward regarded as the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2016 class by 247Sports
, announced via Twitter that he will spend his senior season at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
.Giles is moving on from Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.)
, where he posted 23.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game en route to MaxPreps All-American honors as a junior. The Trojans finished the season ranked No. 12 nationally and were in the conversation for a preseason No. 1 ranking in 2015-16.
Under head coach Steve Smith, Oak Hill Academy has been recognized as high school basketball's national champion nine times. The Warriors went 47-1 and finished No. 2 last season.
Giles will join three other talented transfers at the rural Virginia school in the fall. Braxton Blackwell
of Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
, Matt Coleman
of Maury (Norfolk, Va.)
and Mario Kegler
of Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.)
via Mississippi have also announced intentions to transfer to Oak Hill Academy.
Interestingly, Giles got a first-hand look at his new team last season. Oak Hill Academy beat Wesleyan Christian Academy 82-59 in the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions final in January.