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UNC Basketball: Darius Days Commits to LSU

The Gainesville native will ball in the Bayou

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2018 recruit and four-star prospect Darius Days announced today that he will be attending LSU next fall.

There was a bit of build-up over the past few days leading up to Days’ decision. Once his list was cut down to just UNC and LSU, 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball had the Heels slightly favored over the Tigers. During the day Friday projections dramatically shifted in favor of LSU, giving them a 79% chance to land him.

Back in August when Days announced his final five schools, he had this to say about UNC:

"I talk to Coach Roy (Williams) and Coach Hubert (Davis) a lot," Days said in an interview with Elevate Hoops. "It’s just the way he (Roy Williams) talks to you. He’s not one of those coaches that tell you fake dreams. He just comes to you man-to-man and just talk about real life stuff and just tells me how he’s going to develop me and he’s just a real down to earth man and he’s very respectable. Other than being a coach, he’s a great guy."

Days is a 6’7 power forward from Gainesville, FL where he attends The Rock School. On film, it is easy to see why Roy Williams offered him a scholarship. He is an athletic forward with a very nice mid and long-range shot. In fact, Days led The Rock in 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage just last season. He has shown that he can create his own shots off the dribble, and also doesn’t seem to have any issues getting to the basket in transition.

Days’ offensive skill-set certainly would have been welcomed in what is a loaded recruiting class for the Heels. 2018 recruits Coby White, Rechon Black, and Nassir Little currently give UNC the top-ranked recruiting class in the country. While Days may be finding his way to Baton Rouge, there is still a chance for UNC to further solidify their ranking. Five-star prospects Simi Shittu and Romeo Langford both still hold scholarship offers, so it will be interesting to see if UNC will manage to land one of them before the recruiting process is over.

We wish the best of luck to Darius Days, and stay tuned to THB for more recruiting updates.