Kentucky commit DJ Jeffries just racked up a big accolade.
The 6-foot-7-inch small forward was named the Player of the Year by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.
Jeffries helped lead Olive Branch High School to a state championship this year, as he scored 20 points, grabbed five rebounds and swatted five shots in the state semifinal game as John Calipari looked on. He then scored another 20 in the state championship game.
Calipari got in on Jeffries early, and got a commitment out of the 2019 star in mid march. He picked Kentucky over the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the Georgia Bulldogs, the LSU Tigers, the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kansas Jayhawks, among others. He had 18 total offers.
He’s currently the No. 36 player in his class and the No. 9 small forward on the 247 Sports Composite. 247 has him listed as a four-star, while ESPN ranks him a five-star.
You can see the full list of the Clarion-Ledger’s athletes of the year here.
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