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Jeffries' father: Kentucky 'unprofessional' in handling of decommitment

Jeffries' father: Kentucky 'unprofessional' in handling of decommitment
Published On: Wed, Aug 01
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

The father of five-star forward D.J. Jeffries said Kentucky was "unprofessional" in the way it handled his son's decommitment from the school Monday.

"We talked with Kentucky, and it kinda shocked me," Corey Jeffries told John Martin on ESPN Radio's Memphis affiliate Tuesday morning. "They were kinda unprofessional. They didn't handle the news the way I expected them to handle it, being professionals."

Kentucky told ESPN it had no comment on Corey Jeffries' interview. Colleges and coaches are not allowed to comment on unsigned high school athletes, per NCAA rules.

When reached Tuesday night by ESPN, Corey Jeffries clarified that it wasn't John Calipari who made the comments.

"It's just that they had been professional through the whole process," Corey Jeffries told ESPN. "We weren't cussed out or anything like that, there were just some discouraging remarks made about his future that were out of line. But that wasn't directly from Coach Cal."

D.J. Jeffries, who was coached by Penny Hardaway and played for his AAU program last spring and summer, pledged to Kentucky in March, before Hardaway took over for Tubby Smith at Memphis. He maintained his commitment after Hardaway was named head coach, but he reopened his recruitment Monday, one day after the third and final July recruiting period ended.

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