Darius Days announced in a Tuesday interview on the Jordy Culotta Show he would be returning to LSU for his senior season.
I love Louisiana, I love the people. It’s going to be a fun ride,” Days said. “This is the last ride with me and Coach 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.”
In three years as a Tiger Days has played in 94 games with 68 starts. Last year was Days’s second year as a starter for LSU and he started 28 of LSU’s 29 games. Days averaged 11 points a game and was LSU’s leading rebounder, averaging nearly eight a game. He also provides valuable floor spacing for LSU and is a legit three-point threat; last season Days hit 40 percent of his threes.
Getting Days back is a huge get for Will Wade and his staff. The 2021-2022 LSU team was going to look vastly different than last year’s group that finished third in the SEC and advanced to the Round of 32 in last March’s NCAA Tournament. Nowadays college basketball teams are remade seemingly every single season, so having a soon to be senior like Days will be massive as LSU hopes to finish at the top of the SEC and make another deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
It’s early of course, but with Days announcing his return to LSU expect the Tigers’ starting five to look something like this: Missouri transfer Xavier Pinson and Illinois transfer Adam Miller at guard while Days, Cincinnati transfer Tari Eason and incoming freshman center Efton Reid to man the front court.