SECURITY-WIDEFIELD — Since the fourth grade, Randall Days and Tim Mewborn have been hooping at French Elementary school.
"It was that first experience, I was like this dude is going to be my best friend for life," Days said. "Ever since then when people want to play us, we just mess them up out here."
Over the years, their friendship and game have grown. Culminating in 2019-20 when the Widefield high school senior basketball duo helped lead the Gladiators to a 17-win season and Class 4A Sweet 16 berth.
"We started about 2-6, so it wasn't the ideal start but we ended up where we wanted to, ended in the Sweet 16," Mewborn said.
Now it's time for the talented two-some to raise their play, taking their talents to Division III Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
"It's crazy, it's a crazy thing to think about, we've always talked about playing in college together, sticking together," Mewborn said. "We've played since club and elementary school so to think we'll play at the next level together is something huge."
Four more years for these best friends and roommates to ball out on a big stage.
"It's a dream, that's a dream that everyone has to play with your best friend since kindergarten," Days said. "We've been riding or dying together since then so continue playing with him means a lot."
The under-recruited talents have all the motivation they need and are ready to show Norse nation, what Widefield basketball is all about.
"He and I are ready to show the world what we can do and we think Luther is going to give us that opportunity," Days said. "So people stay tuned because you know we're about to give you a show."