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Calipari visited Harry Giles today on his 16th birthday

The No. 1 overall player in the 2016 class opened up his High Point, North Carolina doors to John Calipari this morning for a friendly chat on his 16th birthday. That player is none other than Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10 power forward with a long list of offers that includes one from the University of Kentucky. Giles is one of three current high school sophomores with an offer from UK.

Calipari’s visit came a day after Giles tweeted a photo with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who he referred to as his “big homie.” Maybe big homie can push him toward Lexington in a couple of years.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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24 Comments for Calipari visited Harry Giles today on his 16th birthday



  1. Rixter
    4:02 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    Show me a top player from any class, who doesnt have UK on his list



  2. James K
    4:10 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    ‘Big homie’ as in a homie of really high quality, or ‘big homie’ as in large and also my homie?



    • UKgrad'13
      4:33 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      This is man’s ultimate question in life



  3. gossie21
    4:11 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    It might be difficult to pry Giles away from the North Carolina schools. But I certainly hope Calipari can pull that off, HG is a monster.



    • Aaron Craft's Rosacea
      5:09 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      Same thing was said about Wall



  4. Gogh Big Bleu
    4:14 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    That dude can scratch his knees standing straight up. What a beast



  5. Hendo Blue
    4:22 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    Harry Giles… come on down.



    • Nice
      4:38 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      Rod Roddy?



  6. Itzbadandy
    4:24 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    This kid is the NEXT BIG THING. I really hope he joins the Big Blue Fam!



  7. Haha
    4:27 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    I’m 20 and starting to feel a little old. We are now recruiting players born in the 2000’s!



    • Haha
      4:28 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      Btw I realize Giles isn’t one of them.



    • lexslamman
      5:32 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      Enjoy that feeling, it doesn’t get any better.



    • huh?
      6:02 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      No we aren’t recruiting 8th graders



  8. H.A. Milton
    4:39 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    “UK Fans of the day want…” the afternoon notes and draft update that says Randle’s presser was the last announcement of a CAT heading to the draft from this year’s squad, and everyone else is returning!



    • bigb
      5:09 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      AMEN!!!



  9. RealCatsFan
    5:21 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    So if we get Giles, does that mean we will have him for two years? Bring it on!!



  10. shields eyes
    5:21 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    You, if I could pick anybody in the world I could look like, I think I would want to have MKG’s looks.



  11. OldUKFan
    5:25 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    Giles must be huge, he makes MKG look like a little guy.



  12. Jayone
    5:27 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    This young man must be taller than 6’10” the way he makes MKG look small.



  13. UKNation
    5:35 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    Get up fly to N.C. visit a kid fly back and by afternoon be at book signing. Coach must be racking up some serious frequent flyer miles on that personal jet. BTW, that jet belong to the university?



    • therealbigjon
      5:53 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      I believe the jet is provided by the alumni for use for recruiting. I could be wrong and/or not know all of the specifics.



  14. CatBlue in LR
    6:10 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    Who are the other two 2016s offered by Cal, I wonder? I’m hoping Malik Monk is one of them, but he’ll be tough to get away from Arkansas. Maybe Cal is saving his ammunition and not offering him. But, Monk’s definitely going to be one of the best of that class.



    • Clint
      6:25 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

      The other two are Jayson Tatum and Michael Cage.



  15. joe
    6:35 pm April 22, 2014 Permalink

    Michael Kidd Gilchrist is 6 foot 5 inches or this kid is 7 foot 2. Which is it?