One of Wisconsin’s premier 2019 talents, Nobal Days, was on hand for last weekend’s 2017 NY2LA Sports Futures Camp in Chicago, Ill. and showed why he is generating buzz in recruiting circles. 

A long, 6’9, 195-pound forward out of Racine Park, Days isn’t a flashy player, but brings a team-first attitude and a versatile skill set to the court. He combines tremendous bounce and length and uses those attributes to block shots and finish with authority. But Days also has a developing skill set and is comfortable stepping out to the perimeter where he is a terrific passer and playmaker.

 “I’m a good team player that can fit into any style of play,” Days said. “I think people like it when I am on their team. Once they figure out I’ll get you the ball if you get me the ball. Dishing and facilitating is kind of my thing. I’m still working on the offense side and play defense straight up.”

After a strong summer competing for Playground Elite, Days has seen his recruiting start to heat up. He currently holds offers from UNLV, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Marquette, Illinois, DePaul, Kansas State, Boston College, North Western, St. Louis and Tulane. He continues to draw interest from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, Stanford, Purdue and many others.  He is scheduled to visit Notre Dame next week as has a trip to Virginia planned in November.

Days says competing on a national stage throughout the offseason with Playground Elite helped his game grow as well as give him a platform to showcase his abilities. 

“The EYBL is no joke, that’s the league I wanted to play on, and I got what I asked for,” he says. “Every game is tough. We played the number one center, the number one team, the number one sophomore or shooting guard, etc. You get to see good games, and you get to play in good games. Every game is a battle and you have to look over your shoulder and play to win.”

Days says he looks up to Kevin Durant and Johnathan Isaac from Florida State, two players with similar frame and builds as himself. He says he has tried to watch what both players do on the court and implement elements of their games into his own.
“(They) can shoot deep and do it all,” Days says. “That’s something I want to do. Do everything. And his body type has made me watch him to see how he moves. Those are some players I look at to watch how they stay mobile. They have good habits. That’s why they are important to me. I want to mimic it, somewhat.”