BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Rod Days, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from Miami Gardens, Fla., has signed an athletics grant-in-aid with Campbell University, head men's basketball coach Kevin McGeehan announced on Friday.
A former Florida Class 2A player of the year at Sagemont School, Days spent his first two collegiate seasons at Central Florida. After sitting out the 2013-14 season as per NCAA guidelines, Day will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
He is the third newcomer to join the Fighting Camel program since McGeehan was named head coach in April. Guards Quinton Day of Angier, N.C., and Kyre' Hamer of Stone Mountain, Ga., signed with the Camels in the last four weeks.
"Rod is a fantastic kid who will be a huge asset to the program," said McGeehan. "The year of learning will be incredibly beneficial in his development. I think Rod has a chance to be a real good player for our program and in the Big South Conference. I look forward to Rod becoming a part of us building Campbell Basketball."
Days played in 43 games with 11 starts during his career at UCF, which posted a 42-22 record overall, 19-13 in Conference USA, in the span. He averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per outing.
During his high school career, Days was twice named all-state at Sagemont. He averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals as a senior when he was listed as the 39th-best small forward in the country by ESPNU. As a junior, Days chipped in 16 points and 8 boards.
Days joins a Fighting Camel program that has called the 3095-seat Gore Arena inside the Pope Convocation Center home since November 2008. Over the last five years, the Camels have amassed a 48-24 (.667) record at the facility.
Campbell returns seven of its top 10 scorers and rebounders from 2012-13, when the Camels finished 13-20 overall and third in the Big South Conference North Division (7-9).
Rod Days Bio
2012-13 (at UCF)
Played in 20 contests, making four starts… Averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 boards in 8.8 minutes per game… Totaled 11 steals during the season… Scored four points and had two boards in the win over Florida A&M… Nailed a 3-pointer in the win over Belmont… At No. 7 Florida, grabbed five rebounds… In the win over Alabama State, scored eight points and dished out four assists.
2011-12 (at UCF)
Played in 23 contests, making seven starts… Averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game… Had a pair of rebounds at Memphis in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals… Recorded two points and two rebounds at Memphis… Scored two points and had a pair of rebounds in the win over UTEP… Started and had a pair of rebounds in the victory over Stetson… Totaled 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes in career debut against Saint Thomas.
Prep/Personal: Named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 2A Player of the Year following senior season at Sagemont School… Averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals as a senior… Listed as the 39th-best small forward in the country by ESPNU… Selected to the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Class 2A All-State Team… Named to the Orlando Sentinel Class 2A All-State First Team… Led Sagemont to the Florida Class 2A state title and a 28-4 record in 2010-11… Earned Miami Herald All-Broward 3A-1A First Team and South Florida Sun-Sentinel Class 3A-2A-1A All-Broward County First Team honors… Played in the Florida vs. USA Hardwood Classic at the Amway Center and recorded nine points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in the all-star game… Garnered Florida Class 2A All-State Third Team honors as a junior after averaging 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds… Received South Florida Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County Class 3A-2A-1A Second Team recognition, along with a spot on the Miami Herald All-Broward 3A-1A Second Team… Played for coach Adam Ross at Sagemont… On the AAU level, starred for the Broward Bobcats… Son of Lisa and Rod Days… Born in Carol City, Fla.