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.
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— Djjeffries™ (@lildjj0) April 19, 2021
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.