National analyst picks Mississippi State for DJ Jeffries

 Posted by at 11:19 AM on August 16, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picks Mississippi State for DJ Jeffries
Aug 162018
 

DJ Jeffries

When highly touted forward DJ Jeffries backed off of his commitment to Kentucky late last month, it was immediately assumed that he would ultimately end up at Memphis, where his former Nike league coach, Penny Hardaway, is now the head coach.

In the days after that decommitment, however, some national analysts raised the possibility that Memphis might not be the clear favorite in Jeffries’ new recruitment. On Thursday morning, national recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Mississippi State, which has repeatedly been mentioned as a possible darkhorse candidate to land Jeffries’ commitment.

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National analyst predicting UK for D.J. Jeffries

 Posted by at 11:01 AM on March 12, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst predicting UK for D.J. Jeffries
Mar 122018
 

There’s a new prediction on the day of highly touted basketball recruit D.J. Jeffries’ college announcement, and it’s good news for Kentucky.

247Sports director of recruiting Evan Daniels logged a pick in favor of the Wildcats on Jeffries’ Crystal Ball page Monday morning. The timing of Jeffries’ announcement — Monday at 8 p.m. — caught many in recruiting circles off guard when he revealed the decision date Sunday night in the aftermath of the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal.

Jeffries — the No. 26 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings — wrapped up his junior season with a Mississippi state title Saturday night, and now he’s ready to reveal his college choice. The three finalists are UK, Alabama and Mississippi State, and Wildcats Coach John Calipari has seen him three times over the past three months.

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Calipari checks in on recruit from the class of 2019

 Posted by at 9:26 PM on March 6, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari checks in on recruit from the class of 2019
Mar 062018
 

UK Coach John Calipari was in Mississippi on Tuesday night to see class of 2019 star D.J. Jeffries, according to recruiting analyst Garrett Tucker.

Jeffries — a 6-foot-7 small forward from the Memphis area — was one of the first basketball prospects in the 2019 class to earn a scholarship offer from Kentucky, and Calipari has now seen him three times over the past three months, including once at the Marshall County Hoop Fest in December.

UK is the early favorite on Jeffries’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Jeffries is the No. 26 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247 composite rankings.

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John Calipari checks out one of 2019’s best recruits

 Posted by at 6:59 PM on February 21, 2018  Comments Off on John Calipari checks out one of 2019’s best recruits
Feb 212018
 

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.

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Calipari offers second basketball recruit in 2019 class

 Posted by at 6:33 PM on September 14, 2017  Comments Off on Calipari offers second basketball recruit in 2019 class
Sep 142017
 

UK Coach John Calipari extended a scholarship offer to class of 2019 small forward D.J. Jeffries while he was in the Memphis area Thursday.

Jeffries — a 6-foot-7 prospect from Olive Branch, Miss. — is the No. 13 overall recruit in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Earlier in the day, Calipari offered James Wiseman, the No. 1 player in ESPN’s rankings for the class of 2019 and another Memphis-area basketball star.

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