Olive Branch forward DJ Jeffries commits to Memphis Tigers

5-Star Forward DJ Jeffries chooses Memphis over Kentucky, Ole Miss and Mississippi State

DJ Jeffries commits to U of M

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Olive Branch High School forward DJ Jeffries announced that he will commit to the University of Memphis on Saturday morning.

The 47th ranked player in the class of 2019 committed to his former AAU coach Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers Saturday via Twitter.

When Penny was hired by the University of Memphis last Spring there was an expectation that the Tigers would recruit at a high level.

Jeffries' commitment is an example of Penny meeting that expectation.

Jeffries is the first consensus top-50 recruit to commit to the U of M since his cousin Dedric Lawson did back in 2014.

What's even more impressive is that Jeffries was committed to the University of Kentucky, one of the blue bloods of college basketball.

Within months of Penny’s arrival he’s now set to become a Tiger.

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