C. J. Giles
|League||Bahraini Premier League|
September 25, 1985 |
|Nationality||American / Bahraini|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Rainier Beach (Seattle, Washington)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|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||Chabab Zahle (Lebanon)|
|2013–2014||Amchit Club (Lebanon)|
|2014–2015||Sitra Club (Bahrain)|
|2015||Shaanxi Xingda (China)|
|2015||Westchester Knicks (D-League)|
|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.
In January 2007, Giles transferred to Oregon State where he began practising with the Beavers but could not play due to NCAA transfer regulations. 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. In April 2008, he declared as an early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.
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. However, he was later waived by the Lakers on October 22, 2008. On December 16, 2008, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On March 5, 2009, he was traded to the Sioux Falls Skyforce in exchange for Earl Barron.
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. However, he was later released by Smart Gilas on November 16, 2009 after just two Philippine Cup games. Three days later, he signed with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon for the 2009–10 season.
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. In May 2011, he left Petrochimi following the playoffs and joined Duhok of Iraq for the 2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.
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. He subsequently signed with Al-Muharraq of Bahrain for the rest of the season.
In August 2012, Giles re-signed with Al-Muharraq for the 2012–13 season.
On November 2, 2015, Giles was acquired by the Westchester Knicks. On November 24, he was waived by the Knicks after appearing in four games. On January 27, 2016, he returned to Bahrain, joining Al-Ahli.
- Kansas C Giles dismissed for 'irresponsible behavior'
- Men's Basketball Adds C.J. Giles
- Oregon State dismisses troubled center Giles from team
- Final Draft Early Entry Candidate List
- LAKERS SIGN CJ GILES
- LAKERS WAIVE JOE CRAWFORD AND CJ GILES
- 2008-09 Transactions
- Los Angeles Acquires Earl Barron
- Giles signs with Gilas Pilipinas; SBP seeks quick naturalization
- Giles out of Smart Gilas
- General basketball transactions: 2009/10
- Superleague: Season 2010-2011
- General basketball transactions: 2010/11
- The Final Score: The difference between Marcus Douthit and CJ Giles
- Chabab Zahle quit league
- General basketball transactions: 2011/12
- General basketball transactions: 2012/13
- Amchit land former Laker Giles
- Training Camp Roster Archived November 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Legends Announce Opening Night Roster
- "Westchester Knicks Finalize 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
- Westchester Knicks Acquire Ben Strong, Waive CJ Giles
- Madwar, Ahmad (January 27, 2016). "Al Ahli adds Giles to their roster!!". Asia-Basket.com. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
- Former Gilas recruit CJ Giles says he's open to second chance in Philippines
- Rainier Beach center C.J. Giles a quiet giant
- C.J. Giles bio