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  • Four-star forward D.J. Jefferson commits to Tennessee

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    D.J. Jefferson, the 6-foot-5 four-star small forward from Minnesota Prep Academy, has committed to Tennessee.

    He also considered Wake Forest.

    “I chose Tennessee to be beside Coach (Rick) Barnes,” Jefferson told On3.com. “He has a lot of accolades under his belt, and I want to make history with him, He’s coached a lot of big stars such as Kevin Durant, T.J. Ford, the list goes on. So I wanted to be a part of that legacy and be able to say, ‘I played for Coach Barnes at the University of Tennessee.”

    He joins point guard BJ Edwards and five- star small forward Julian Phillips, who committed May 12. Class of 2023 New York City power forward Tobe Awaka has also committed for 2023 and could reclassify to 2022.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.