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Basketball Recruiting

Four-star junior DJ Jefferson emerging as popular recruit

November 26, 2020
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Hailing from Richardson, Texas is four-star prospect DJ Jefferson. The 6-foot-4 guard announced his intention to transfer to St. Paul (Minn.) Minnesota Preparatory Academy to complete his illustrious high school career.

The reason I used the word illustrious for a high school junior? Jefferson is an excellent athlete who prides himself on involving his teammates and making them unnoticeable IQ plays on the floor. He’s also a film junkie, clearly. Watching him this season, last week to be exact, Jefferson has such terrific vision on both ends, and his ability to read defenses has bolstered his scoring ability.

In a four-game tournament recently, he averaged 21 points per game, seven rebounds, and four assists. His ceiling and recent play on the floor has led to rising recruitment which includes many schools. I’d say his interest and offer combination has landed him inquires from over 20+ college programs...

and he broke it down with Stockrisers.com.



So DJ, what schools are currently involved with your recruitment?

Jefferson: “Schools involved are Oregon, Creighton, Iowa State, Arizona State, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, TCU, DePaul, Tulsa, Oregon State.”

Out of those, which would you say contact you the most?

Jefferson: “Iowa State, Oregon, and Arizona State, so far.”

How about some newer programs in your recruitment?

Jefferson: “New ones are Memphis, USC, Auburn, Minnesota.”

What about virtual visits? Have you taken any and/or plan on more?

Jefferson: “I’ve done virtual meetings with Oregon & Iowa State. I plan on getting some more zoom calls early in the new year.”

Let’s talk about your game for a second, describe your game for those who haven’t watched?

Jefferson: “I’m a big guard who’s very skilled & athletic. I have a knack for scoring from all three levels. I can play & guard in different positions.”

New school, what are your expectations heading into this season with Minnesota Prep?

Jefferson: “My expectations this season are to be the best player on the Grind Session, prove that I’m one of the best players in my class & lead my team to the Grind Session World Championship.”

Finally, where are we at with a commitment timeline entering your junior year?

Jefferson: “I plan on being patient with the process so that my family, Coach Majak & I make the right decision for me. I want to commit to the beginning of my senior year so I plan to narrow my list by the end of the summer.”

 
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