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JT

Giles-Harris

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#2

Defense
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Nyack, N.Y.
High School: St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)

Bio

 Career Statistics   2017  2018 2019  
 

2018 FIL World Championship: Suited up for Puerto Rico for the 2018 FIL World Championship … Started every game at close defense as Puerto Rico made its debut at the event.

2018: Played in 20 games with 19 starts at close defense … USILA All-America third team … Ranked second on the team in caused turnovers with 22 … Key member of the nation’s 12th-ranked defense in helping Duke post a 8.65 goals against average … Picked up 26 ground balls … Collected at least one ground ball in 14 games … Recorded multiple takeaways in seven contests … Had two ground balls and two caused turnovers in season-opening victory over Air Force (2/3) … Garnered ACC Defensive Player of the Week recognition for his performance against the Falcons … Forced a season-high three turnovers and picked up one loose ball in holding Loyola (3/10) en route to second ACC weekly award … Grabbed three ground balls in wins over North Carolina (3/30), Virginia (4/14) and Marquette (4/20) … Also had two caused turnovers versus the Cavaliers and Golden Eagles … Corralled two ground balls and forced two turnovers in NCAA Semifinal victory over Maryland (5/26) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

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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