CJ Giles ready to "Break Out"

Frank Burlison notes CJ Giles as one of his breakout players for the coming year.

CHESTER GILES (6-9, So., Kansas)

LAST SEASON: 2.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 8.3 mpg in 21 games, five as a starter.

WHY HE'LL BREAK THROUGH: He's one of three highly recruited post players who saw limited duty as freshmen. And here's saying that the graduate of Rainier Beach High (also the alma mater of the New York Knicks' Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson, as well as Kansas teammate Rodrick Stewart) in Seattle will be the one to become a full-fledged Big 12 big man this season following the departure of Wayne Simien. He might barely break into double figures as a scorer but he should be one of the conference's best rebounders and shot blockers this season.