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Kentucky 2019 commit Jeffries reopens recruitment

Kentucky 2019 commit Jeffries reopens recruitment
Published On: Tue, Jul 31
Dec 7, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) dunks the ball against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the second half at Rupp Arena. The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 82-49. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

With one tweet Monday afternoon, UKa€™s basketball recruiting prospects for the class of 2019 took a major turn.

DJ Jeffries a€” a highly touted forward from the Memphis area a€” announced via Twitter that he is no longer committed to Kentucky and is reopening his recruitment. The 6-foot-7 prospect originally committed to the Wildcats in March, a few days after leading Olive Branch High School to a Mississippi state championship.

He told the Herald-Leader at the time that he had grown up a fan of John Calipari a€” the former head coach at Memphis a€” and had a€œalways dreameda€ of playing for him in college. Jeffriesa€™ plans have obviously changed.

a€œAfter careful consideration prayer and countless hours of consulting with my family I decided to reopen recruitment,a€ he tweeted. a€œIt was a hard decision but I am confident that taking my time to choose the right school for me to better myself educationally and athletically is the right choice.a€

The right choice might ultimately be Caliparia€™s former team.

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