There is a rising star in the State of Minnesota by the way of Richardson, TX and his name is DJ Jefferson.  The class of 2022 SG is walking highlight reel and plays the game of basketball at a high level and puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the opposing team from the minute that he steps on the basketball floor.  Standing at 6’5, he is the ultimate package at the guard position and is poised to have his name mentioned among the best nationally when it is all said and done.  His Minnesota Prep Academy squad is extremely exciting to watch and is making noise nationally as a place with a deep pool of talent.  

His size and his strength allow him to play multiple positions on the floor.  Offensively, he makes a living blowing by defenders from practically anywhere on the floor and finishing at the rim with ease.  He can put the ball on the floor with either hand or is athletically gifted as you will find anywhere at his position.  His height coupled along with his court vision is where he can find teammates in the half court as well as transition for easy buckets.  His biggest leap offensively is in his ability to consistently knock down the three.  This is what makes him a legit three level scorer, and this will only improve over time.  His energy on the offensive end of the floor is what separates him from many of his peers.  He plays extremely hard and does not give up on plays by constantly attacking the offensive glass as well being the vocal leader for him team on the floor.  

The defensive side of the ball is also an area where he is special.  His long arms and aggressiveness give him the ability to guard multiple position on the perimeter.  He reads the passing lanes extremely well and gets a lot of steals that lead to transition baskets for his team.  He is strong enough to switch off on some post players, and rebounds extremely well for his size.  While still filling out physically, he is a work horse who competes as hard as any recruit that you find nationally and that is why his name is one who getting attention from top programs in the country.  

His stellar play over the last year has landed him offers from Arizona State, Bryant, Creighton, DePaul, and Georgetown.  Lately some of the schools that have been making a push to get involved are Nebraska, UCONN, Memphis, and Iowa St.  We fully expect for this list to continue to grow over the next 12 months as he continues to excel on the court as well as the classroom.