BATON ROUGE – Forward Darius Days announced on Tuesday that he will return to the LSU Basketball team for his senior season.
The Raleigh, Florida native announced after the 2020-21 season that he would enter the draft but did not hire an agent or give up his college eligibility.
Days made the announcement in an interview with Jordy Culotta on his Baton Rouge talk show.
“It has been a fun journey (this summer),” Days said. “… Just trying to become an all-around better player, a better leader on the court, off the court and always do the right thing … I feel like coming back to LSU for my senior season, the last ride, getting in the gym, getting better, becoming a better player, God willing next year.”
When asked if he was coming back to LSU, Days responded: “Oh, most definitely. I love Louisiana, I love the people. It’s going to be a fun ride. This is the last ride with me and Coach (Will) Wade. I’m the last one left with all the guys I came in with and we’re looking for a title. We’re trying to win a title this year. I heard about some of the games in practice over the summer so I’m very excited about the new guys and some of the returning guys. I’m excited about this season.”
Days played and started in 28 of LSU’s 29 games this past season as LSU finished third in the league, advanced to the SEC Tournament final for the first time since 1993, and won a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis.
Days averaged 11.6 points a game and a team best 7.8 rebounds a game. He made 51.9 percent of his field goal attempts (123-of-237) and shot 40 percent from the arc, making 52-of-130 attempts. He was also over 70 percent from free throw range (26-of-37). Days averaged 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in the 17 regular season SEC games.
In his junior season, Days has had 21 games in double figures with 10 games of double figure rebounds. He had eight double doubles, which was tied for the league lead and he will enter his senior season as the league leader among active players with 16 career double doubles.