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    DJ Jeffries commits to Kentucky

    D.J. Jeffries tells @PrepCircuit he has committed to Kentucky - UK's first 2019 commit breaks down his decision prepcircuit.com/news_article/s

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Great!! Welcome to the best young man!

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Great way to start the week!
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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    I've seen him compared as a better version of Darius Miller . Much more aggressive. Anybody want to weigh in on that ?

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    DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    What about Wiseman?


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    DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by blueboss View Post
    What about Wiseman? Never mind I read the thread title wrong...Im old.


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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Great pickup and Even though he is in the greater Memphis area I assume this means a Hardaway hire at Memphis won’t Have an impact here?

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    DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Excellent news.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Congratulations great to have you

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Jefferies commits first; Hardaway comes on staff and in comes Wiseman. Hardaway pipeline open for business. Might as well day dream a little after a great weekend.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Cal would not have taken the commit this early if he thought DJ would flip.
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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Welcome to the Big Blue Nation D.J. Cant wait to see you in action as a Cat

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by LakeCat View Post
    Jefferies commits first; Hardaway comes on staff and in comes Wiseman. Hardaway pipeline open for business. Might as well day dream a little after a great weekend.

    Hardaway has no interest in being an assistant anywhere.

    But he also has no impact on either one of these recruitments IMO.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by dtalbersjr View Post
    Hardaway has no interest in being an assistant anywhere.

    But he also has no impact on either one of these recruitments IMO.
    He's going to find it difficult to get a head coaching job at the college level with zero college coaching experience.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithKSR View Post
    He's going to find it difficult to get a head coaching job at the college level with zero college coaching experience.
    Memphis will hire him b/c of the legacy, but he has no experience on the job. He has the name, it will get his foot in doors, but that leaves a lot of on the job training.
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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Great pickup!

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    One service has him a 4 star which is evidence why I only use services for reference and determine rankings based on what I see. He is top 15 in the class

    247 has him 4 stars and ranked 27
    Espn has him 5 stars and ranked 17

    Espn is closer
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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by Powermaker View Post
    I've seen him compared as a better version of Darius Miller . Much more aggressive. Anybody want to weigh in on that ?
    From what I've just read of him that actually sounds like a great comparison. He's a tweener like Miller, plays with a higher motor unlike Miller, and can shoot like Miller (prob better than Miller at the same stage).

    Love the no drama pick UK early.
    Love that he can shoot and plays hard.
    Love his humility.
    Love that he's friends with Wiseman.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    I have not seen the jump shot that is alluded to above. Id put him a good shooter to 17 to 20 feet. Definately runs the floor well


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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I have not seen the jump shot that is alluded to above. Id put him a good shooter to 17 to 20 feet. Definately runs the floor well
    Shot 34% in AAU season going into senior year. For a 6'7 combo forward that's pretty strong. From what we've seen with good college shooters like Booker, Monk, and Trae Young, their EYBL numbers were deflated a little and when they got to campus they took better shots and made more. Seeing that percentage now, with another year of high school, leads me to expect him to be a pretty consistent and reliable shooter.

    Jerry Meyer who lives in the south and has seen him a fair bit says he's a good shooter. He shoots a higher percentage than Gabriel, Darius Miller, or PPatt did at the same stage. I think we can expect him to be more of an asset in that area.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I have not seen the jump shot that is alluded to above. Id put him a good shooter to 17 to 20 feet. Definately runs the floor well
    I'm told he has been working hard on his shot.
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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick54 View Post
    Shot 34% in AAU season going into senior year. For a 6'7 combo forward that's pretty strong. From what we've seen with good college shooters like Booker, Monk, and Trae Young, their EYBL numbers were deflated a little and when they got to campus they took better shots and made more. Seeing that percentage now, with another year of high school, leads me to expect him to be a pretty consistent and reliable shooter.

    Jerry Meyer who lives in the south and has seen him a fair bit says he's a good shooter. He shoots a higher percentage than Gabriel, Darius Miller, or PPatt did at the same stage. I think we can expect him to be more of an asset in that area.

    He is only a Jr, not a Senior. 34% from a forward isn't very good IMO. I expected better numbers than that.

    I'm curious as to why you believe their EYBL or other summer numbers are deflated. I've not seen that, and actually expect the opposite due to better athletes overall, better defenses and more structure on offense (ie: less reliance on one player). Bookers shot improved once he got to UK, in that he got the shot off much quicker. I credit UK for much of that. As for Young, his numbers are probably better because his teammates are not as good as his EYBL one (LOL). He actually has to score more at OK than he did for MOKAN where he was teamed with Jontay and Micheal Porter.


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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Percentages tend to go up due to players taking fewer poor shots.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    He is only a Jr, not a Senior. 34% from a forward isn't very good IMO. I expected better numbers than that.

    I'm curious as to why you believe their EYBL or other summer numbers are deflated. I've not seen that, and actually expect the opposite due to better athletes overall, better defenses and more structure on offense (ie: less reliance on one player). Bookers shot improved once he got to UK, in that he got the shot off much quicker. I credit UK for much of that. As for Young, his numbers are probably better because his teammates are not as good as his EYBL one (LOL). He actually has to score more at OK than he did for MOKAN where he was teamed with Jontay and Micheal Porter.
    I assumed his 34% shooting stat was 3 pt% . That's respectable.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by Powermaker View Post
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    I assumed his 34% shooting stat was 3 pt% . That's respectable.
    Yes, it was 3pt%, I saw the same stat.

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithKSR View Post
    Percentages tend to go up due to players taking fewer poor shots.
    This. More talent around them so they get better shots. Booker and monks percentages were like low 30,s on the circuit.

    And doc for a 6'7 guy going into his Junior year to make more than a third of his threes, that's really strong and shows great potential. Don't know what more you could ask of him at that stage

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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick54 View Post
    This. More talent around them so they get better shots. Booker and monks percentages were like low 30,s on the circuit.

    And doc for a 6'7 guy going into his Junior year to make more than a third of his threes, that's really strong and shows great potential. Don't know what more you could ask of him at that stage
    While the shot selection may improve (debatable since the defense in the summer circuits isn't always the most disciplined leading to multiple fast breaks), the college defense is FAR superior. One of the major criticism of freshmen is the lack of defensive skills. As for Booker, as I stated above, his shot improved at UK due to a quicker release which I'll assume is something that was worked on at UK. I tend to credit work, practice and instruction as the reason for improvement but in most cases the mechanics are what they are.

    It is interesting that you use "low 30's" for Monk and Booker as not being great yet 34% for Jefferies is a plus. However I've not found any stats on Monk or Booker from EYBL. I never thought to save them, but I doubt Monks 3-pt average was in the low 30's considering under strengths its list 3-pt shooting...although I did find this

    As a junior at Bentonville this season, he averaged 26.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 48.4% from the field and 34.8% from behind the three-point line and led the Tigers to the class 7A state championship game.
    at UK he shot 39% from behind the arc, which is a significant improvement. However his OVERALL shooting percentage dropped (he shot 45% at UK compared to 48 in HS)

    As for Jefferies...I stated he was a "good shooter". 34% from behind the line is something I'd consider as good. However he isn't primarily a perimeter shooter. His bread and butter isn't going to be what D. Booker did. Of course much of that is dependent on quantity. Somebody who makes 1 for 3 isn't near the shooter as somebody who goes 150 out of 450, although both shot 33.3%.
    Last edited by Doc; 03-14-2018 at 10:43 AM.


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    Re: DJ Jefferies commits to Kentucky

    Okay no one is going to point out that his last name is Jeffries?
    Don't panic

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    Re: DJ Jeffries commits to Kentucky

    Doc, I think Monks EYBL 3 percentage was in that 33% range. Not sure what became of the old EYBL stats.

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