- Pronounced dee-AHN-tray
- Best role was off bench starting 10 of his 65 career games
- Career highs of 19 points (Georgia State) and 11 rebounds (Western Carolina/at Murray State) came in reserve role.
Started seven of 32 contests...scored in double digits 14 times with four double figure rebound games...two double-doubles...career-best 19 points in home loss to Georgia State shooting 5-5 from field and 9-10 from the free throw line...18 points at Kennesaw State and against Jackson State (8-8 FG)...pivotal in the post with 15 points on 7-8 shooting in the win over College of Charleston...11 points and six boards in home win over App State with 10 points and five rebounds coming after the break keying second half surge past the Mountaineers...tied career high with 11 rebounds, all defensive, in home win over Western Carolina.
Played in all 33 games, starting three...scored his season high of 15 points twice (Fuman and College of Charleston)...lone double-double on the season was a 10-point, 11-rebound effort at Murray State...the 11 boards were a season high as was his four blocks at Richmond...seven points and seven rebounds in the win over ETSU including a key slam with 2:50 remaining following a miss by Ridge McKeither...led the team with 12 points including a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line in the loss at Missouri...made his first career start in the home win over Mississippi Valley State...made 60 percent of his field goal attempts.
VINCENNES/SOUTH GEORGIA TECH
Averaged 13.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Trailblazers who finished the season 22-9 under David Ragland...led Vincennes in rebounding and was second in scoring and field goal percentage (56.2%)...all-district selection helped lead the team to the NJCAA National Tournament falling in the first round to Harcum (Pa.) College, 67-63...started his career at South Georgia Tech Community College where he posted 12.2 points and 9.8 boards per game as a freshman...first team All-Freshman and all-conference...attended Jerry Mullens Top 120 Camp.
BLOOMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Played his prep basketball at Bloomington High School in Illinois for Ron Rose...was the Most Improved Player for the Raiders as a senior while earning a WJBC Player of the Week nod during the season...played AAU for Team Illinois coached by Dodie Dunson, Sr., father of former Mocs guard Brandon Dunson.
DeAntre Lamar Jefferson was born May 3, 1988...son of Brian Jefferson and Darlene Flakes... majoring in Sociology...no surprise, his nickname is "Big De" ... chose the Mocs over offers from UAB, Oral Roberts, Valparaiso, Central Michigan and Southern Illinois.