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More from DJ Jeffries’ father regarding the split (He mad?)

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The decommitment of DJ Jeffries is getting a second run around the news cycle today after his father, Corey Jeffries, gained some attention for telling a Memphis radio station the Kentucky staff was “unprofessional” in its handling of Jeffries’ decision.

Corey Jeffries has since clarified that statement to The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, saying, “It wasn’t Cal that took it so bad. It was the main recruiter (assistant coach Tony Barbee).”


That same story also notes the former UK commit took offense to the absence of any UK coaches at his final AAU game out in Las Vegas.

“It was the last game of his summer career, so he was expecting somebody to be there,” Corey Jeffries said. “I think it kind of bothered him. That kind of shook him up a little bit.”

Furthermore, Corey Jeffries said it is interesting to see Memphis get “a leg up” on Calipari in recruiting and that the Jeffries family is “enjoying it, to be honest.”

Read the entire story in The Commercial Appeal here.

I don’t know much more than any of you, but to me it sounds like Kentucky lost interest and Corey Jeffries is a little bummed about it. First, the staff didn’t take the time to watch his son in Vegas. Then the staff didn’t seem to care when his son decommitted. He expected UK to beg him to stay, and they didn’t.

So let’s all move on.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

39 responses to “More from DJ Jeffries’ father regarding the split (He mad?)”

  1. Matty Arbuckle

    We’d like to move on, but y’all keep writing new posts about the situation every twenty minutes…

    1. KentuckyFan232

      It’s the second post about this you idiot

    2. Matty Arbuckle

      Um, yeah the second post about his dad sure, but I obviously meant that they won’t quit writing about the situation of the kid decommitting. There have been at least a dozen posts about it. You idiot.

    3. Blue Bill

      Don’t read them…

    4. ukisgr8

      Based on those comments it seems to me to be one big ruse that he comitted to UK to begin with. Some of those comments you dont make right after decomiting unless itd been in the works for months. I think he knew he was going to memphis day one and this was pennys way to make sure he gets Wiseman too

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  3. BeejeCat

    Move on. Starting….NOW. I mean….NOW. Ok really this time…

  4. mgwolfe

    Who cares. Stop writing about it. Whitney and Allen all day long over this kid anyhow.

  5. jos_ros_

    in what way does memphis have the leg up in recruiting ? hahahaha


      Um…in the literal way…as in , there’s a 0% chance the kid goes to UK now, and a very good chance he stays close to home and goes to Memphis. That’s pretty simple math.

    2. KYJelly

      Memphis didn’t get a leg-up as much as Kentucky stopped putting forth effort. If I lose interest in recruiting a kid so he goes somewhere else, that doesn’t mean they beat me for him

    3. Booby Petrino

      lol this isn’t a math problem, but if you want to use math…getting 1 recruit, maybe two, is not getting a leg up on Cal in recruiting. Cal will end up with the better class, as usual. Therefore, they do not have a leg up on Cal in recruiting, moron.

    4. Booby Petrino

      sorry, I forgot the math part: 2 < 5…Cal will have 5 of the best players in the class (at least) and Memphis will have 2.

    5. 4everUKblue

      Two that are overrated IMO.

  6. rlburd2

    Would it be possible to get another story on this? Word on the street is Corey just switched his hat from the standard forward position to the saucy quarter turn variety. What does this mean for us as UK fans?!?!?!

  7. bwise

    Love that KSR is getting ripped for this. Leave it alone…also leave the Julius mays was a good player alone…it was 27 years ago and he wasn’t good.

  8. Booby Petrino

    Lol @ all the people commenting that they should stop posting about this. In the mean time, your comments give the article clicks and is the reason they will continue to post about it. Silly kids!

  9. Oliviajackson31

    He’s not good enough to go chase after! He’s not a 5 star or a game changer. We have enough good players

    1. unbridled

      Agreed! Coach cal clearly wasn’t sold on him. In cal I trust.

  10. blitzedanddazed

    No doubt UK and Memphis will be in the same bracket this March in the NCAA tournament. Word is that UK was concerned Jefferies had baggage that made him toxic in the locker room. His daddy learned making threats will get your son playing Penny and Marky Mark.

    1. unbridled

      This season? Uk will smoke those jokers. I like my team.

  11. k3ntucky_jer

    Why are you on repeat Drew? You are better then this ?????

    1. 4everUKblue

      Is he???

  12. 72uksprinter

    I agree. Let’s move on. Maybe without Barbee?
    Go Bahamacats!

  13. StuckinLville

    Why would they keep watching him when he has already committed? I could be wrong, but I don’t think they spent much time watching Maxey. They need to be watching other players, not babying the ones committed. Sounds like a little drama queen and like it’s best they went separate ways.

  14. Ben27

    They watch the players they really want almost every game they can. That may tell you something about DJ’s importance

  15. HackRichards

    I say he and Wiseman are BOTH overrated.

    1. 4everUKblue

      I couldn’t agree more. I’m glad Jeffries is not coming here, in fact I was shocked he got an offer. His dad sounds like a dad we don’t want to have to deal with. Good riddance.

  16. scwhite9

    I am not sure we really want someone who doesn’t understand the concept of “committed.” Nor, does his father. I think we dodged a bullet.

  17. yodasgreendong

    Here’s how I read this, and it’s just my opinion. I think Cal knows Wiseman is not going to come here, and if he was, Jeffries was of no consequence any way. And, I think Jeffries was only offered as a way to ensure Wiseman commits, and now that Cal and staff know Jeffries won’t affect his decision one way or the other, they are over recruiting him. Makes sense to me.

    1. unbridled

      Agreed 100%. Smart move. In cal I trust.

  18. ClutchCargo

    Meh. I’m over this kid and his dad.

    1. ukisgr8

      With you there. When daddy injects himself this much then I’d stay away from him, whether the kid is barely top 50 as in this case or whether its lonzo ball. I bet this guy thinks he can take lebron one on one too

  19. Cryingtheblues

    See ya!

  20. KYjellyRoll

    I think U.K. Knows there’s a few other players coming in at this position and kind of left it up to DJ to decide whether or not to play alongside them. He obviously felt threatened of playing time. I’ll be keeping an eye on Memphis this year to see how penny coaches at the D1 collegiate level

  21. Ez21

    U all that are saying Wiseman is overrated don’t do that. Clearly u feel spurned and now wanna use the oh he’s overrated, I didn’t want him anyway excuse. He’s not overrated, I’d actually rather have Carey in college but Wiseman isn’t overrated.

  22. CombatMedic_98

    After reading this article…Cal is smart and when he smells drama from the mom or dad…He will not put up with it…glad he’s gone. Dad looks like a drama king and trying to throw an immature Lavar Ball joke at Coach…good riddance to them both

  23. Blue Boy

    What part of that article led you to say Then the staff didn’t seem to care when his son decommitted. He expected UK to beg him to stay, and they didn’t..

    I like being passionate but I think our fans get way too emotional and you are doing the same in print.


  24. KYJelly

    Sounds like his dad was gonna be a problem, and we all know Cal doesn’t deal with that crap from parents.