D.J. Jeffries

Updated on 4/19/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
College: Mississippi State
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 12/28/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Adequate playmaker
Adequate rebounder
Decent defender that can block shots
Solid athlete
Good motor

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be reluctant to take jumpers
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Not an elite ball handler
Can have lapses defensively

Summary:

D.J. Jeffries is an athletic, energetic swingman that could project to be a 3 and D type of role player in the NBA.  He can effectively knock down mid-range jumpers and spot-up threes off the catch, and he also thrives at scoring off cuts, as he can also finish numerous plays above the rim.  He had his ups and downs this past season, and he will transfer to play for Mississippi State next season. Still, his versatility and skill set could make him an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the second round of the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
WMC-TV’s Article on Jeffries Transferring Away from Memphis
The Commercial Appeal’s Article on Jeffries Transferring to Mississippi State

Games Scouted:
11/8/19 Memphis vs. Illinois-Chicago
11/12/19 Memphis vs. Oregon
3/25/21 Memphis vs. Boise State

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