Evaluation: Jefferson is a forward with great versatility and a terrific combination of athleticism, quickness and length. He can play inside and out on both ends of the floor but is very good playing on the baseline on the offensive end. He also rebounds well and is a huge get for Duke because of how great he fits into their system but also since he can provide some depth his freshman year and then provide quality play after that at a position they’re recently been thin at. Jefferson is a guy with good character but a couple things he can improve on are his strength and his shooting. He needs to get bigger so he can bang around inside and not get pushed around and developing a better perimeter shot will add another dimension to his offensive game as well.
Notes: Committed to Duke May 15, 2012
Awards: 2012 McDonald’s All-American, 2012 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, 2011 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year