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Posted On: 10/3/18 6:59 PM
RACINE — Nobal Days (Racine, Wis./Park) is currently in the midst of the Bray Center Fall League, gearing up for the 2018-19 season, but he has a big decision ahead. Narrowing his list of schools down to three, Days is in the stretch run of his recruitment.
The state’s top ranked player in 2019 used his first official visit to Tulane as the Green Wave were able to remain in the picture.
“Coach (Mike) Dunleavy has a great track record, just with his basketball IQ and his support staff,” Days told Prep Hoops Wisconsin. “I like the team and the players. New Orleans is a nice city to be in. I like the conference and the makeup of the team.”
Days also took an official visit to Cornell in the fall.
“Ivy League, you can’t beat that education,” he said. “I like that their coach (Brian Earl), he’s very smart. He knows how to get his players shots, put up points, and get movement. They also want me to be an instant contributor and get going right away.”
In-state Wisconsin has also made the cut, however the Badgers don’t exactly have a committable offer on the table. Despite making a verbal offer in September of 2016, UW wants to continue to monitor Days’ progress before giving him the green light to commit.
“The big thing is point production,” Days said. “They want to see me continue to develop as a scorer.
“I know I can do it, I just have to start showing I can do it.”
Days also held offers from Illinois, Kansas State, Marquette, UNLV, DePaul, Northwestern, Boston College, Nebraska, and others.
Last season, Days averaged 6.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.3 blocks per game while helping Racine Park put together a 21-5 record.
As far as a decision timeline, Days is unsure if he’ll play out at least a good chunk of his senior season to see what happens with Wisconsin or choose one of the other two programs in the near future.
“They say that when you find the right place you’ll know it,” said Days. “I’m still going through everything and weighing all my options.”