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Memphis transfer DJ Jeffries commits to Mississippi State

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D.J. Jeffries is coming to the SEC. The former Memphis forward, who was once committed to Kentucky but ultimately played for Penny Hardaway for two seasons, just announced he will transfer to Mississippi State.

Jeffries averaged 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds last season at Memphis, shooting 44.3% from the floor and blocking 21 shots. The Tigers finished the season 20-8, beating — coincidentally — Mississippi State to win the NIT. Jeffries’ freshman season was cut short by a knee injury.

Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU, and Western Kentucky were also in the mix for Jeffries, who hails from Olive Branch, Mississippi. Thanks to the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility for COVID relief, he will be considered a third-year sophomore. His announcement comes a few days after North Carolina grad transfer Garrison Brooks committed to Ben Howland’s Bulldogs, who also return a talented backcourt of Iverson Molinar and D.J. Stewart. It doesn’t happen often, but things in Starkville are looking up.

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4 Comments for Memphis transfer DJ Jeffries commits to Mississippi State



  1. Bluegilla
    11:32 am April 19, 2021 Permalink

    That’s two legit transfers they’ve got. Could be a tough team next year.



  2. BLUEVADER
    12:04 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    So much for Hardaway blowing past Cal in recruiting. He is a fail so far for Memphis he has yet to do anything substantial at all.



    • Bluehender
      1:36 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      Zero….



  3. jakew60
    3:44 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    His team won and made the NIT this past year lol we didn’t