For the first time since he became Kentucky’s head coach, yesterday John Calipari had a commitment renege on his pledge. In a radio interview, D.J. Jeffries’ father says the Kentucky coaching staff didn’t handle the news well.
“We talked with Kentucky (about the decision to de-commit), and it kinda shocked me. They were kinda unprofessional. They didn’t handle the news the way I expected them to handle it, being professionals,” Corey Jeffries told Jason and John on ESPN Radio Memphis.
In March the Top 50 small forward from Olive Branch, Mississippi became Kentucky’s first commitment in the 2019 recruiting class. A product of the Team Penny AAU program and teammates with James Wiseman, the elder Jeffries said things changed when Penny Hardaway became the head coach at Memphis.
“(Penny being at Memphis) was a factor. It was a big factor. We have a bond with Penny already. It’s not like we have to get re-acquainted with him.”
Listen to the entire interview below: