Davon Jefferson elusive once again

27 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Davon Jefferson has always intrigued me. You can’t pin him down and you can’t put him in a peg about the kind of player or person he is.

Elusive. That’s the best way to describe the former five-star player that we ranked in the top 10 prospect at one time at Rivals.com.

He was once committed to UNLV. He had one of the best performances at the famed Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. He attended the Patterson School, a basketball factory-like school in the North Carolina mountains. He was kicked off that team. He thought about going pro out of high school.

He ended up going to Southern Cal, to the surprise of many.  He averaged a modest 12.1 points a game during his only season of college basketball. He hired an agent, went pro and went undrafted.

You never really knew where Jefferson’s head was at and you could never really predict his next move.

His next steps, according to a recent report from ESPNLosAngeles.com, Jefferson bounced around Europe after his one year alongside O.J. Mayo.

“(H)e’s spent two years with Maccabi Haifa in Israel, part of it alongside Jeremy Tyler, and a year with AVSEL Villeurbanne in France. Earlier this month, he signed another one-year deal with Russian league squad BC Triumph Lyubertsy — not exactly what he envisioned when leaving school early and not exactly what many college basketball pundits envisioned for a national top-10 recruit out of high school.”

The website caught up with the 6-foot-8 forward after a game at the famous Drew League in Los Angeles. The reporter behind the camera asked him about his experience about Southern Cal. As per his history, Jefferson was…elusive.

“It was cool,” Jefferson said in the video. “That’s all I got to say about that…One good year.”

Um, huh?

Jefferson was there during the Tim Floyd era. He played alongside Mayo, Taj Gibson, Daniel Hackett and, of course, Rodney Guillory.

“That’s all I got to say about that” could mean just about anything. Then again, it could be nothing. With Jefferson, you just never know.

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