John Calipari was in the Memphis area on Wednesday to see highly touted forward D.J. Jeffries, one of the top prospects in the class of 2019 and one of the earliest recipients of a UK scholarship offer in that group.
Jeffries, who visited Lexington for Big Blue Madness in October, received an offer from the Cats earlier that month. He was the second player in the 2019 class to get a UK offer after James Wiseman, one of his teammates with Team Penny on the Nike circuit.
The Herald-Leader was told that Calipari watched Jeffries’ practice with Olive Branch (Miss.) High School on Wednesday. The UK coach also saw him play at the Marshall County Hoop Fest in December.
Jeffries is the No. 26 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.