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LSU among first to reach out to 2019 five-star wing D.J. Jefferies

LSU was one of the first to contact Olive Branch (Miss.) small forward D.J. Jeffries, who sits in the Top 10 of the 2019 class.

It's not easy for five-star small forward D.J. Jeffries having to sit out of the NBPA Top 100 Camp this week in Virginia due to a back injury, but he heard from LSU assistant Greg Heiar right after midnight on Thursday, when rising juniors can now be contacted.

"He said I'm their No. 1 prospect. It was the first time I talked to him so I really don't know too much about him," Jeffries told Scout.

The 6-7, 185-pound wing is the No. 2 overall small forward in the class and is just getting to know Heiar, but he's impressed by LSU initially.

"It feels good. It means a lot to mean that much to a college that I'm their No. 1 guy," said Scout's No. 7 overall 2019 prospect. "It's a good school I'll definitely consider going there because of the success they have."

Florida, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss all reached out shortly after midnight and are among those recruiting him the hardest along with Memphis.

Kansas has only offered through his coach and have yet to really make waves yet, but he's intrigued by the powerhouse program.

Jeffries said that he's open to everyone and doesn't have any favorites or schools he plans on getting to this summer just yet.

"My summer had been pretty good and I'm an all-around player that can do pretty much everything and I have excelled my game in being a leader," Jeffries said.

Scout named Jeffries a top performer in the EYBL stop in Atlanta in May, saying he was one of the most impressive 2019 prospects there.

"He's got good size, long arms, plays hard, is a plus athlete and can really score," said the Scout Hoops report. "He's a very capable jump shooter, while his handle allows him to get to the basket."

Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Jeffries' recruitment and Will Wade's pursuit of the Top 10 overall prospect.

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