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Four-star power forward Darius Days and four-star combo guard Ja'Vonte Smart both officially signed with LSU on Wednesday afternoon.

Days, a 6-7, 218-pound prospect from Gainesville, FL committed to LSU this past October, choosing the Tigers over North Carolina and Florida. Per LSUSports.net:
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“We have received the letter-of-intent for Darius Days and are excited to have him joining the LSU program for the 2018-19 season,” said Coach Wade. “(Assistant Coach) Greg Heiar did a great job developing a relationship with Darius and his family during the recruiting process.

“Darius is a gifted scorer and shooter from range. He has shown his ability to handle the ball in several different positions at his high school and we know he has a work ethic that will fit in with what we are trying to do here at LSU,” Wade said.

Days shot 47.3 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 82.1 percent from the free throw line.
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Smart, a 6-4 guard from Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge has been committed to the Tigers since June. He was Will Wade first commitment as head coach of LSU, choosing the Tigers over offers from Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, and others.
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“We are very excited to have Ja’Vonte joining our LSU basketball family,” said Coach Wade. “As a point guard, it is important to be a leader. We appreciate his leadership in committing early to LSU and then helping us recruit players to join him.

“He has all the tools to become a high-impact player at the collegiate level and beyond,” added Wade. “He has length and good ball-handling skills that he uses to attack the rim along with good jump shooting ability. We look forward to following his senior season at Scotlandville as they pursue another state title.
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Both players officially signed their National Letter of Intent to play at LSU Wednesday during the early signing period for college basketball, which starts Wednesday and runs through Nov. 15.

The final piece of LSU's 2018 recruiting class is four-star power forward Nazreon Reid from Roselle, NJ who is expected to sign his NLI next Monday, according to his high school coach.

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LSU's 2018 recruiting class is No. 3 overall in the country, behind North Carolina and Kansas.

The Tigers begin the 2017-2018 season this Friday night at home vs. Alcorn St. inside the PMAC.
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Musa I of Mali77 months
I’m glad he’s done the job he has....but if this doesn’t seem like ole miss 2.0 you’re being a homer. Dude hasn’t even coached, team is picked to finish last but recruiting out of its arse. That ain’t normal lol
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emanresu77 months
I really hope this class gets a chance to dominate, before the recruiting sanctions hit. Usually there's a couple year gap so we're probably good.
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Mouth77 months
Coach Wade could sell ice to an Eskimo. And mothers love him.
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Mouth77 months
Wait. So this is actually happening??
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saint tiger22577 months
Hell yea. :Boosiegifs: because we ridin'.
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TJGator121577 months
$omething look$ fi$hy here.
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Wild Thang77 months
Your vagina smells fishy
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saint tiger22577 months
TJGhey is the biggest troll on this site. Quite an accomplishment for such an idiot.
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SomeLSUguy77 months
Meanwhile in basketball news...
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KennabraTiger77 months
From Gainesville, FL...love it
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KING NOLA77 months
When was the last time we took players from the grasp of the Kentucky's, North Carolina's, Kansas's, UCLA's and the Florida's of the world. Wade Wade seems like the perfect Coach to get the LSU Basketball train back on track and going strong and competing for the final four in the near future. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!PURPLEREIGN?????????
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nola00077 months
Is Will Wade going to be to LSU basketball what Nick Saban was to LSU football? I sure in the frick hope so.
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TJGator121577 months
You took no one from UF.
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DeafVallyBatnR77 months
Why next Monday on Reid?
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saint tiger22577 months
Because you touch yourself. It's all your fault. :|
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Lexman177 months
Awesome! #3 class behind NC and Kansas! Ahead of UK and Duke? Wow! Wade has got it going on and judging by the photos above, his staff deserves a lot of credit as well. The hard part is going to be the anticipation of next year while watching this season. However, this year should be a good measuring stick on Wade’s coaching abilities. Not a slight on the players. Just unbelievable talent coming in next year and beyond! I’m all in!
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BlackTiger8977 months
Ofcourse when u get rid of dead weight, it gets easier to move the ship!!!
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Purple Spoon77 months
Wades assistants are proven recruiters also
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Lexman177 months
It would appear so!
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BlackTiger8977 months
I guess thats what happens when u dont hire homers, but spend on real coaches with a track record of success!!
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DVinBR77 months
He smart
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The Cool No 977 months
Will Wade blowing expectations out of the water on the recruiting trail
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Lsu10120577 months
I dont follow basketball recruiting. But I can undoubtedly say Will Wade is doing an insane job to be putting us #3 nationally.
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UGATiger2677 months
Damn, that's a hell of a recruiting job. A team that finished dead-last in the conference attracting the #3 class? Pretty incredible. Wade must have quite the pitch.
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Lexman177 months
And quite the assistants! Can’t have too many good recruiters!
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saint tiger22577 months
His enthusiasm is contagious. Plus, the players have a ton of respect for him, his knowledge, his passion and how he cares for his players and pushed them to be the best they can be.
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JukeLeft77 months
How are we doing this :lol:
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nastytaco477 months
A year ago, who saw this headline coming??? Geaux Tigers!
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BowDownToLSU77 months
Wade putting in work. Keep it up Will
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