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C J Giles

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Position  Center
Name  C. Giles
Career start  2008
Listed weight  240 lb (109 kg)
Weight  109 kg

Height  2.11 m
Nationality  American / Bahraini
Role  Basketball Player
Pro career  2008
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Born  September 25, 1985 (age 30) Seattle, Washington (1985-09-25)
High school  Rainier Beach (Seattle, Washington)
College  Kansas (2004–2006) Oregon State (2007–2008)
Current team  Sioux Falls Skyforce (#42 / Forward)
Education  University of Kansas, Oregon State University

Listed height  6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)

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

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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."

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.

2008–09 season

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

2009–10 season

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.

2010–11 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.

2011–12 season

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.

2012–13 season

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

2013–14 season

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

2014–15 season

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


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.

International career

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


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


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