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Early Bird 2017
Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
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JT Giles-Harris
Player Profile:
JT Giles-Harris 2926465
Position: Defense
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Nyack, N.Y.
High School: St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)
 Career Statistics   2017    
 

2017: Started all 18 games at close defense … Ranked second among defensemen with 28 ground balls and tied for third with eight caused turnovers … Crucial member of defense that led the ACC and ranked 12th nationally with an 8.39 goals against average … The 8.39 goals allowed per game were the fewest by a Duke team since 2009 … Collected a career-high five GBs in win over Saint Joseph’s (2/25) … Picked up three ground balls in ACC Tournament setback to Notre Dame (4/28) … Forced a career-high three turnovers in NCAA quarterfinal loss to Ohio State (5/20) … Had two ground balls and a caused turnover in holding No. 12 Loyola (3/11) to just seven goals … Had multiple GBs in six games and had at least one in all 18 outings.

Before Duke: A four-year letterwinner for Andrew Decicco at Saint Joseph Regional High School … Corralled 511 ground balls as a defenseman during his scholastic career … Added 21 goals and 49 assists as a long pole … A four-time all-league first team pick … 2016 Under Armour All-American pick … Also named to USA Today All-American squad as a senior … Garnered first team all-county and All-North Jersey honors as a sophomore, junior and senior … First team all-state in 2015 and 2016 … Had a career-best 144 ground balls with six goals and 20 assists his senior season … Amassed at least 100 ground balls in each of his four seasons … Also letter three years in football … Named to first team all-state as a senior … Also garnered first team all-league and all-county honors in 2015.

Personal: Son of John Harris and Lynn Giles-Harris … Has two brothers, Will and Joseph, and one sister, Margaret … Father lettered in football at Southern Connecticut (1984-85-86) and older brother, William, lettered in football at Gannon (2009-10-11-12) … Brother, Joseph, is a member of the Duke football team ... Born July 17, 1998.   

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