Once upon a time, D.J. Jeffries was the only member of Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class. Now he’ll play for Penny Hardaway at Memphis.
I couldn’t wait no longer to post happy to be a tiger I’m staying home ?GTG?? pic.twitter.com/42O2L6Udet
— Djjeffries™ (@lildjj0) October 27, 2018
The No. 47 player in America initially committed to Kentucky in March. After a few cordial months on the AAU circuit with James Wiseman, Jeffries de-committed July 30. The next day, Jeffries’ father said some things that solidified the split with Kentucky. Shortly after the split, John Calipari picked up commitments from a pair of wings, Dontaie Allen and Khalil Whitney.
Memphis was the early leader for Olive Branch, Mississippi native. Mississippi State had a shot, but at the end of the day, the four-star small forward could not turn down his former AAU coach, Penny Hardaway.