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Jordan Giles
Player Profile:
Jordan Giles 2784243
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 225
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
High School: Holy Spirit Catholic
Other College: Tennessee Prep Academy

2016-17: Played in 27 games as a reserve during his freshman season … Averaged 1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 6.8 minutes per game … Shot 43 percent (15-for-35) from the field, 30 percent (3-for-10) from 3-point range and 92 percent (11-for-12) at the foul line … Scored a career-high 12 points while shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor vs. William Jewell (12/10) … Logged a career-best 17 minutes vs. William Jewell (12/10) and vs. Ottawa (1/31), when he also set career-highs with seven rebounds and three assists … Blocked a season-high two shots at #3 Kansas (12/6) … Connected on a pair of free throws in five games … Dished out multiple assists in four contests … Grabbed two steals. 

Prep School: Averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists per game in 2015-16 at Tennessee Prep Academy in Memphis, Tenn. … Named to the All-Tournament Team while helping the squad advance to the NACA National Championship.

High School: First-team 2A all-state selection for Holy Spirit Catholic High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. … Averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks per game as a senior … Team captain … Team MVP in his final three seasons … Set the school's career scoring record, becoming the first player to ever surpass 1,000 points … Named all-area as a junior after averaging 18 points and 11 boards per contest … Averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game as a sophomore … Began playing on the varsity team in eighth grade … Coached by Rodney Green … Played for the TNA Heat and Birmingham Kings in AAU competition … Coached by Randy Fincher and Rod Johnson … Played wide receiver on the football team.

Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1998 … Son of Franklin and Jennifer Giles … Has a sister, Tamera … Father, Franklin, played basketball at Montevallo … Other relatives that played athletics collegiately include Peggy Giles (Mississippi State women's basketball), Tracy Giles (Alabama A&M football) and Asberry Giles (Millsaps/Rust men's basketball) … Chose UMKC because the coaching staff made him feel comfortable like he was already part of the group … Enjoys meeting people, playing video games, listening to music and playing chess … Favorite athletes include LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson … Favorite professional teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards and Pittsburgh Steelers … Favorite musicians include Drake, Future and Lil Uzi Vert … Favorite actor is Will Smith … Also recruited by Southeast Missouri, UT Rio Grande Valley, Marist, Quinnipiac, Tennessee State and Fairfield.

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