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Report: Tennessee Wing Transfer Commits To New School

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Tennessee transfer wing D.J. Jefferson committed to Longwood basketball on Wednesday afternoon, the Field of 68’s Jeff Goodman first reported.

Jefferson hopped into the transfer portal shortly after the conclusion of Tennessee’s season. The 6-foot-5 wing spent two seasons in Knoxville, redshirting his freshman year before playing in just one game during the 2023-24 season.

A former four-star recruit in the 2022 recruiting class, the left-handed wing hit a three-pointer and grabbed two rebounds while playing three minutes in the Vols’ season-opening victory over Tennessee Tech.

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A freak athlete, Jefferson was the Vols’ most used ‘One Fly, We All Fly’ dunker over the last two seasons but never found a a role on the court. With Tennessee losing Dalton Knecht and Josiah-Jordan James this offseason, there was an opportunity for playing time at wing but Jefferson didn’t seem like the most likely candidate to seize the opportunity.

Jefferson did suffer a minor ankle injury in practice before Tennessee basketball’s NCAA Tournament opener against Saint Peter’s and didn’t dress out the remainder of the tournament.

The Richardson, Texas native is joining a Longwood program that’s been one of the best in the Big South under head coach Griff Aldrich. The Lancers have made the NCAA Tournament twice in the last three years including in 2021-22 when Tennessee defeated Longwood in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Tennessee basketball has added one transfer wing to date, Hofstra’s Darlinstone Dubar, and is in hot pursuit of Charlotte’s Igor Milicic.

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