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D.J. Jeffries Commits to Memphis


Kelly Kline | Under Armour

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.

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

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19 responses to “D.J. Jeffries Commits to Memphis”

  1. big cat

    Penny ain’t worth one cent ya’ll. Ehhhh….whatever.

    1. Memphis UK Cat

      At a bar in Memphis and the smack talk continues here. I am afraid wiseman to Memphis

  2. bwise

    Who cares lol

    1. Cmart0907

      Exactly lol.

    2. BigolBlue

      I do bc Penny is takin Wiseman too

    3. bigbluebanana

      Who hurt you?

  3. Kat4Life

    This story has no place on the KSR site……he’s yesterday’s news.

    1. Cmart0907

      No PLACE!!

    2. Carcrook

      Hmmmm, Considering he was good enough for, Cal to offer says different. It was pretty much a no, brainer that he would pick Memphis, after decomitting for UK. Plus, he was the first player to flip, on Cal in 10yrs. is worth following.

    3. BluesBrother

      Interesting, punctuation.

  4. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

    I don’t know why but it always bothered me how poor his grammar is in his posts and when he made his initial announcement to UK he was already talking one and done. He was the first UK high school commit to blatantly say he would only be at school for a year.

  5. davis2319

    Why do we continue to post about this kid? This is Kentucky Sports Radio not Memphis Sports Radio. He was committed to UK for what? A couple months? It’s not like he was committed for a year or so then backed off. Irrelevant post

    1. jaws2

      You think THIS is irrelevant? You must be new here!!

    2. Carcrook

      Considering, Wiseman, is his former AAU teammate, friend and DJ being former UK pledge, why not post it? Most Relevant, to fans, that follow where top recruits go, especially the drama in Wiseman’s recruitment. Quit reading and posting on things you cannot change.

  6. Han

    Looks like recruiting him after he’d already committed to KY worked out for Penny after all.

  7. ClutchCargo

    I prefer a decommit over coming here, being a cancer and transferring. I’m happy with who we got to replace him.

    1. KYFAN4LYFE

      Exactly. His dad is a wannabe LaVar Ball to boot, so that’s all I need to know to feel like we got off lucky.

  8. timtim1960

    Man really wanted to go against someone other than yourselves. That was terrible defense . Rolling to the rim with ease . Transy had inside out offence which the cats never had . Why cal has Richards chasing guards on switches out at the top of the key for 10 years now is unnerving to say the least . I dont understand it why the big is out at the top of the key. While a guard blows by unchallenged to the rim is just poor coaching . Why you have to get your team to play hard after saying you are tired of playing against yourself sis beyond me . Transy out played us . Period . They didn’t play like they did in Bahamas. Duke by 20 if we don’t step up . Who cares where jeffies goes

    1. KYFAN4LYFE

      Um….I think you’re lost dude.