Harry Giles III fires back at Twitter user saying he ‘fell off’
Sacramento Kings big man Harry Giles III has had a strange journey to the NBA. Once considered the top prospect in all of basketball, a torn ACL during his senior year of high school changed things significantly.
Giles played in just 24 games during his lone season at Duke University, making only six starts. During that time, he averaged just 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds over 11.5 minutes per game while shooting 57.7 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the free-throw line.
As a result, Giles’ draft stock dropped, and he fell all the way to 20th to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft (he was then immediately traded to the Kings).
He then sat out the entire 2017-18 campaign as he worked on strengthening his knee and avoiding any more potential problems with his ACL.
The 20-year-old finally made his debut this season, and in 47 games, he is averaging 6.2 points and 3.6 boards across 13.1 minutes a night while making 49.6 percent of his field-goal attempts and 64.3 percent of his foul shots.
Obviously, Giles still has a long way to go to reach what many thought was his potential, but, at the very least, he is on the right track. However, a Twitter user recently commented that he “fell off,” and Giles instantly responded:
OOOUUU I NEEDED THIS 💯 https://t.co/v17iP76Vl0
— Harry Giles III (@HGiiizzle) February 26, 2019
The “fell off” comment is really silly, seeing as how Giles has actually rebounded pretty well and is making pretty significant progress.
On the same token, though, why Giles is paying so much attention to what some arbitrary fan says on Twitter is another question.