Florida Forward Darius Days Names Final Five, Discusses Next Step

DARIUS DAYS Photo | Kelly Kline | Under Armour

The Rock School (FL) four-star forward Darius Days has named five schools he will work with moving forward; Louisville, LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State and Xavier. Days held additional offers from Arkansas, Wichita State, Indiana, Memphis, Texas A&M, Providence and Kansas.

Days discussed his final five with Rivals Basketball Analyst Corey Evans.

Louisville: “I love Louisville. Coach (Rick) Pitino is a hall of fame coach. My friend, Anfernee Simons is going there along with Courtney Ramey. They are trying to bring in Romeo Langford and Moses Brown so If I was to go to Louisville, I wouldn’t be there by myself. I would have a lot of dogs around me.”

LSU: “Coach Greg (Heiar) and Coach (Will) Wade, I love those guys. They were recruiting me when they were at VCU and they just kept the love going so they just recruited me once they got there. Coach Greg has called me every day. I just like what they are doing there and if I were to go to LSU, they would have Javonte (Smart), who is already committed, Tremont Waters, a great point guard, and a few other pieces, like Naz Reid, who he has in their top two.”

North Carolina: “I have a great relationship with Coach Roy (Williams). He calls me here and there. He is going to come down to the Rock to see me, watch me practice and talk to my parents. That is just big. I don’t have a choice. I have to have Coach Roy and UNC in my top five, regardless.”

Ohio State: “I just have a great relationship with the coaching staff. They just got to Ohio State so I could go in there and play early and fight for a starting position early. I had a great relationship with them at Butler, too.”

Xavier: “I just have a real good relationship with the coaching staff. I like the way that they play. They play great basketball and they have a senior at my position that would be leaving so I would consider going there. That would probably be one of the big reasons why.”

Days ran with the Florida Vipers on the Under Armour Grassroots summer league where he averaged 19.3 points, 9 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.1 assists and 0.9 blocks per outing over the 16 games schedule.

Days recorded eight games of 20 plus points including four double-doubles. Against CK2 Elite, Days had 30 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 65% from the field. He recorded a 24 point, 15 rebound outing against Washington Supreme. His best game may have been reserved for his final outing, finishing with 24 points and 18 rebounds against Team Thad. For the season,6-foot-7, 218 pound power forward Days shot 47% from the field and 40% from three-point.

Days has locked in four of his five officials with Xavier still to be scheduled. Louisville will host the talented forward on Sept. 15, the next weekend Days will travel to Ohio State, North Carolina follows starting Oct. 6 with LSU getting the final scheduled visit on Oct. 13.

As far as a decision, Days said he plans to end his recruitment before the early signing period.

“I am going to commit on my birthday on October 20,” he said. “I don’t know about signing early but I am going to commit then.“


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