C. J. Giles

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C. J. Giles
Position Center
League Bahraini Premier League
Personal information
Born (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 31)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American / Bahraini
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Rainier Beach (Seattle, Washington)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2009 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2009 Smart Gilas (Philippines)
2009–2010 Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon)
2011 Al-Ittihad Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
2011 Petrochimi Bandar Imam (Iran)
2011 Duhok (Iraq)
2011 Chabab Zahle (Lebanon)
2011–2013 Al-Muharraq (Bahrain)
2013–2014 Amchit Club (Lebanon)
2014 Al-Muharraq (Bahrain)
2014–2015 Sitra Club (Bahrain)
2015 Shaanxi Xingda (China)
2015 Westchester Knicks (D-League)
2016–present Al-Ahli (Bahrain)
Career highlights and awards

Chester Jarrel "C. J." Giles, Jr. (born September 25, 1985) is an American-Bahraini professional basketball player for Al-Ahli of the Bahraini Premier League. He played high school basketball for Rainier Beach High School and college basketball for the University of Kansas and Oregon State University.

College career[edit]

After completing his freshman and sophomore seasons at Kansas, Giles was dismissed from the school in November 2006 due to "irresponsible behavior and disrespect for team rules."[1]

In January 2007, Giles transferred to Oregon State where he began practising with the Beavers but could not play due to NCAA transfer regulations.[2] However, after managing just 10 games for Oregon State in 2007–08, he was again dismissed from the team after showing up late to practices.[3] In April 2008, he declared as an early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2008–09 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft, Giles joined the Toronto Raptors for the 2008 NBA Summer League. On September 12, 2008, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[5] However, he was later waived by the Lakers on October 22, 2008.[6] On December 16, 2008, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[7] On March 5, 2009, he was traded to the Sioux Falls Skyforce in exchange for Earl Barron.[8]

In May 2009, Giles joined Smart Gilas as their foreign player for the 2009 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.

2009–10 season[edit]

In July 2009, Giles joined the Orlando Magic for the Orlando Summer League and the Denver Nuggets for the Las Vegas Summer League. On August 22, 2009, he signed with Smart Gilas of the Philippine Basketball Association.[9] However, he was later released by Smart Gilas on November 16, 2009 after just two Philippine Cup games.[10] Three days later, he signed with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon for the 2009–10 season.[11]

2010–11 season[edit]

In July 2010, Giles joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On February 12, 2011, he signed with Al-Ittihad Jeddah of the Saudi Premier League. In April 2011, he left Al-Ittihad and signed with Petrochimi Bandar Imam of Iran for the 2010–11 Iranian Basketball Super League playoffs.[12] In May 2011, he left Petrochimi following the playoffs and joined Duhok of Iraq for the 2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.[13][14]

2011–12 season[edit]

On October 29, 2011, Giles signed with Chabab Zahle of Lebanon for the 2011–12 season. However, less than a month later, the club withdrew from the Lebanese Basketball League after seven consecutive losses to start the season.[15] He subsequently signed with Al-Muharraq of Bahrain for the rest of the season.[16]

2012–13 season[edit]

In August 2012, Giles re-signed with Al-Muharraq for the 2012–13 season.[17]

2013–14 season[edit]

In September 2013, Giles signed with Amchit Club of Lebanon for the 2013–14 season.[18] In January 2014, he left Amchit and re-joined Al-Muharraq for the rest of the season.

2014–15 season[edit]

On November 3, 2014, Giles was acquired by the Texas Legends.[19] However, he was later waived by the Legends on November 13, 2014.[20] He later played in Bahrain and China.


On November 2, 2015, Giles was acquired by the Westchester Knicks.[21] On November 24, he was waived by the Knicks after appearing in four games.[22] On January 27, 2016, he returned to Bahrain, joining Al-Ahli.[23]

International career[edit]

After becoming a naturalized of Bahrain, Giles competed for the country's national team at the FIBA Asia Championship in August 2013.[24]


Giles is the son of Chester Giles Sr. and Gail Goodwin, and has two older sisters and one young brother, Malcolm.[25] His father played at Kansas from 1979 to 1980.[26]


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