One of the top passers in all of high school basketball recently completed his freshman season. To make it more unique, he is 6-foot-9, and his name is Nobal Days. The Racine, Wisconsin native is one of the more gifted players in the high post, and his IQ makes him very difficult to defend.
“The spring has been a tough start for our team, but we are getting used to the high level of basketball, but once we get into a flow I know we will play better,” said Days.
Despite being 6-foot-9 and playing in the post, Days excels at creating for his teammates. He credits his gift of being able to see the floor to how he grew up playing the game.
“Honestly I just try to take a little bit of everything from top players I see,” said Days. “When I was younger I wanted to be a guard like all the other players in my town, so I just tried to be like them, and what do guards do. They pass, so I always tried to be a good passer.”
Days’ impressive skillset has led to significant interest on the recruiting trail.
“I hear from Iowa, Northwestern, North Carolina, Purdue, Marquette, Wisconsin, and Illinois,” said Days.
He continued, “I went to a couple of Northwestern games, I went to a Purdue game, and I went to a Wisconsin game.”
When it comes to the in-state Badgers, Days is impressed with the program and liked what he saw on campus.
“I like Wisconsin,” said Days. “They have a good style of basketball, and I like how they run their program. It is all very professional.”
About Northwestern, Days said, “Northwestern is a very hands on program. I can see the coaches are sweating through their suits so I know they are serious. They want to make sure their players are doing the right thing, and they are a program on the rise.”
Days also enjoyed his visit to Purdue, and liked what the Boilermakers showed this season.
“The Purdue game was a lot of fun,” noted Days. “They got up and down the court, and they also use their bigs a lot. I like how they have great ball movement in their offense and how their bigs are surrounded by shooters.”
Another school that has piqued Days interest is Arizona. Assistant Coach Mark Phelps saw Days during his pervious stint at Marquette, and has started recruiting him to the West Coast.
“I talk to Arizona a lot because one of their assistant coaches is from Marquette, and he was familiar with me then, so he has continued to recruit me at Arizona,” explained Days of the Wildcats.
Currently Days is nowhere near a college decision and is simply gaining information on schools recruiting him. With his size and skill, there is no doubt more schools will become involved before too long.