Last week, 2019 Kentucky basketball commitment DJ Jeffries was named Clarion-Ledger’s Player of the Year in the state of Mississippi following his dominant junior campaign. The 6-foot-7 four-star small forward led Olive Branch High School to the 5A state championship, averaging over 20 points per game in the process.
Now, in the latest EYBL session in Hampton this weekend, Jeffries is turning heads yet again.
According to Rivals’ Corey Evans, the Kentucky commit stood out from the competition with his impressive versatility.
Has been a tremendous early session thus far out of Kentucky bound DJ Jeffries. 2019 forward has the size, length and plenty of versatility to make a name for himself at the next level
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) May 26, 2018
Evans followed it up in a word association post last night, calling Jeffries “the embodiment of versatile.”
Back in 2006, John Calipari led his Memphis squad to the Elite Eight off of the back of Rodney Carney Twelve years later, the now acting head coach at Kentucky may have his next long, versatile, athletic and rather skilled jumbo wing in DJ Jeffries. A top-50 small forward prospect in the 2019 class, Jeffries is the embodiment of versatile. He was absolutely sensational on Saturday morning, scoring 23 points while tossing in a handful of assists and rebounds.
Forward| 6-7 | 185 lbs.
Olive Branch, MS | Olive Branch
AAU: Team Penny
|ESPN||No. 16 | 4 SF||Top247||No. 41 | 10 SF|
|Rivals||No. 53 | 17 PF||247 Comp.||No. 36 | 9 SF|
Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans (likely future 2018) garner most of the attention out of Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class, but Jeffries’ stock is skyrocketing. ESPN has already pushed him up to No. 16 overall in their latest rankings, giving him five-star status in the process. Those he’s seen elsewhere as a four-star, it won’t be long before the other outlets follow suit soon.
Check out his highlights from EYBL Session 3: