Mississippi State lands commitment from Memphis transfer DJ Jeffries
It’s a homecoming for the newest member of Mississippi State’s basketball team as DJ Jeffries has made the decision to transfer back to his home state.
The former Memphis forward announced on Monday that he would continue his college playing career in Starkville as a member of Ben Howland’s program after two seasons with the Tigers. The former Memphis forward is from Olive Branch, Miss.
Jeffries was the No. 1 overall prospect from Mississippi in the 2019 recruiting cycle and the nation’s No. 9 power forward prospect. During his time at Memphis, Jeffries averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds with 1.7 assists per game for the Tigers.
He started 24 games and made a total of 47 appearances in two seasons. Jeffries made the decision to leave Memphis via transfer in late March.
This is the latest offseason addition make by the Bulldogs as former North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks also announced his transfer to Mississippi State in recent days. Brooks averaged 10.8 points per game last season, his senior season, and 16.8 during his junior season.
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