Practice time last season pays off for Lancers senior

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The final two nights of last week’s Johnson County Boys Basketball Tournament offered their yearly supply of intriguing storylines.

Rating near the top is Caleb Giles, the Edinburgh guard whose ascent from second-guy-off-the-bench status to team focal point in only one year has been nothing short of dazzling.

The kid whose somewhat unorthodox jump shot begins with the ball near his right shoulder averages 19.3 points, 6.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals for the Class A Lancers (8-2), who wound up taking third place.

Giles tallied 17 points in his team’s hard-fought 52-50 semifinal loss to eventual county titlist Franklin. He returned Saturday night to produce 25 in Edinburgh’s 62-55 consolation victory against another Class 4A opponent, Whiteland.

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