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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

2018-19 (Kansas City): Enters the 2019-20 season with the most career games played of any active player with 87 games played... Started in 21 games while playing in 32, totaling 735 minutes ... Ranked second on the team in field goal percentage (.481), blocked shots (15) and free throws made (71)... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (8.4)... Went for 10-or-more points on 14 occasions, with a season-high of 17 points against California Baptist (1/10/19) and Chicago State (3/9/19)... Against Chicago State on March 9, was one rebound shy of a career high as he posted nine and he set a career-best with eight field goals made... Had career-high three steals at Eastern Washington (11/17/18)... Shot 48.1 percent (91-for-189) from the field and 29.6 percent (16-for-54) from beyond the arc ... Finished with 40 assists and a total of 99 rebounds, 75 defensive and 24 offensive, to average 3.1 assists per game.

2017-18 (Kansas City): 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 (Kansas City): 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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