Now, Jefferson won't hesitate to launch a trey if his defender backs off.
"It's definitely something I've been working on, something that's coming along," he said. "Day by day, I'm trying to get better and get consistent. Right now, it's not very consistent, and that's the main part."
Jefferson also realizes he has strides to make in the strength department. He's a slender youngster who must be prepared to battle against the bigger, stronger players he will encounter in Division I.
He admits he hasn't done much work in the weight room.
"I definitely have to get in the gym for the next level," Jefferson said. "If I do decide to play in a conference like the Big East, or any conference, really, guys are big and they're strong and they're thick. Physically and mentally, that's something I have to prepare for."
Jefferson remains undecided on his college destination. Some Big East schools -- including Syracuse and WVU -- have shown interest, but Jefferson is in no hurry to make a decision.
"I'm still looking at a bunch of schools," he said. "West Virginia was definitely a school I've been looking at before. I kind of fell off (with them) with recruiting and things like that.
"I'm really still wide open and trying to take my time and make the right decision. I don't want to rush into it too early and by the end of the year be 1/8wishing3/8 that I had gone somewhere else."
He is not looking past his senior campaign at Friends' Central, where he hopes to lead his team to another state title.
"We're going to be OK," Jefferson said. "We're still seeing how we're going to fit this thing together. We're pretty strong this year. We've had successful seasons all the years I've been in high school. We've won states three times, won our league twice. We're definitely looking forward to having another great season."
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