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Jordan

Giles

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#5

Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
High School: Tennessee Prep Academy

Bio

2017-18: Played in 30 games, making 25 starts on the season ... Averaged 22.1 minutes per game, a total of 664 minutes ... Set a career-best in averaging 10.2 points per game on 43.6% (92-211) field goal shooting, 24.3% (17-70) three-point shooting and 74.6% (106-142) free throw shooting ... Made 106 free throw attempts to lead the team ... Averaged career-bests of 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks per game for the season ... Scored in double-figures in 14 contests, posting 20+ point performances in three games ... Recorded first career double-double in a win over Seattle U (2/8), scoring 18 points on 6-13 shooting, 5-5 free throw shooting and grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds ... Posted a career-high 23 points in a wiin over Utah Valley (2/10), connecting on 9-18 field goal attempts and shot a perfect 4-4 from the foul line ... Blocked a season-high two shots in contests against UIW (12/16) and Grand Canyon (2/1) ... Struck for 21 points in a win over Haskell (11/12) on 8-12 field goal shooting ... Reached the 20 point mark with another 21 point performance at Seattle U (1/13).  

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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