|City/State:||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
Career: Chucky Jeffery became the first player in program history to record 1,600 points, 900 rebounds and 400 assists, ending her career sixth in scoring (1,644), fifth in rebounding (921) and fourth in assists (481). She also ranks third in minutes (3,965), fourth in steals (283), steals average (2.3 spg) and double-figure rebounding games (32), fifth in double-doubles (30), sixth in field-goals made (619), assists average (3.8 spg) and double-figure scoring games (91), seventh in minutes average (31.7 mpg), ninth in rebound average (7.4 rpg), starts (108) and games played (125), 11th in free-throws made (331), 13th in blocks (71), 14th in scoring average (13.2 ppg) and 15th in 3-point field goals (75). Jeffery had at least one assist over her final 74 games and in 123 of 125 career outings and had 45 career games with three or more steals.
She was selected by the Minnesota Lynx with the 12th pick in the second round, 24th pick overall, of the 2013 WNBA draft.
2012-13 (Senior): For the second straight season, Jeffery led Colorado in scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (4.0 apg), rebounds (8.2 rpg) and steals (2.2 spg). She was prominent on the Pac-12 Conference leaderboard ranking fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3), fifth in steals and assists, sixth in overall rebounding and defensive rebounds (6.3 drpg), ninth in scoring and 13th in free-throw percentage (.706). Jeffery's 67 steals tied for 15th on CU's single-season list while her 123 assists tied for 20th. Her rebounding average of 8.2 per game is the 15th best single-season mark in team history. She had 10 double-doubles, ranking sixth in the Pac-12 and with eight coming during Pac-12 regular season games, including six of the last nine. Jeffery was an Associated Press honorable mention All-American and a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region nominee for the 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team. She was named All-Pac-12 for the second-straight year by both the media and the coaches. She also earned Pac-12 All-Tournament honors and was an honorable mention to the coaches' All-Defensive team. Jeffery made national headlines in December, leading the Buffaloes to an upset win over then-No. 8 ranked and eventual national runner-up Louisville, earning espnW National Player of the Week and U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week honors. Jeffery averaged 18 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting 46 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line in wins over Denver (12/11) and Louisville (12/14). Against Louisville she had a game-high 22 points along with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal as the Buffaloes claimed their first win over a top-10 opponent since defeating No. 5 Stanford in the 2002 NCAA Sweet 16. Jeffery had 14 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two steals in the road win over Denver. That week also served as the first of two Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for Jeffery during the 2011-12 season. Her second came on the heels of consecutive double-double performances in home wins over Oregon State (2/8) and Oregon (2/10) where she averaged 18.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals. She had 22 points, 11 rebounds and a three blocked shots against Oregon State. Jeffery hit 8-of-12 free throw attempts and drained 2-of-3 from 3-point range. Against Oregon, Jeffery scored 15 points, grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and dished out three assists in 29 minutes. She hit a season-high three 3-pointers, finishing at 62.5 percent from long range on the week (5-of-8). It was Jeffery's fourth career double-double with at least 15 points and 15 rebounds. Remarkably, Jeffery's overall Player of the Week award was Colorado's first during a conference schedule since Reagan Scott earned Big 12 Conference honors on Feb. 24, 1997. During the nonconference schedule she was named to the Omni Classic All-Tournament team averaging 13 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/23) and San Diego State (11/24). She is the first player to be named Omni Classic All-Tournament all four years of her career. Jeffery was also named to the preseason All-Pac-12 team, voted on by league coaches.
2011-12 (Junior): Colorado's leader in nearly every major statistical category, averaging 15.5 points, 8.0 reboounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals. She was tabbed All-Pac-12 by both the coaches and the media. The coaches also selected Jeffery to the Pac-12 All-Defensive team, a first for a CU women's basketball player in any conference. On the Pac-12 leaderboard, she ranked fourth in assists, fifth in steals, sixth in scoring and defensive rebounds (6.1 drpg), eighth in overall rebounding, 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio (0.8), 12th in field-goal percentage (.445) and 13th in free-throw percentage (.680). She became the 24th player in team history to reach 1,000 career points in the loss at Oregon (2/4) and in the process was the 10th to reach that milestone before her senior year and tied for the ninth fastest overall at 81 games (Tera Bjorklund, 2000-04). On CU's single-season ledger, she ranked fourth in minutes played (1,161), fifth in field-goal attempts (474), seventh in steals (82), eighth in field-goals made (211), ninth in points (541) and rebounds (280) and 11th in assists (133). Her 30 double-figure scoring games in 2011-12 rank sixth on CU's single-season list while her 10 double-doubles were seventh. She holds two of the program's three triple-doubles, recording her second with 12 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high tying 10 assists in the WNIT quarterfinal loss at Oklahoma State (3/25). Jeffery recorded her second straight season with at least 125 assists and 75 steals (eighth instance overall), joining Bridget Turner as the only CU players to do it twice. She averaged 15.8 points and 11.8 rebounds in the Postseason WNIT, and adding in the Pac-12 Tournament, Jeffery had double-doubles in her last three and four of her last six games. She averaged 18 points and 10.5 rebounds in two Pac-12 Tournament games. Jeffery proved to be a clutch player in several of Colorado's 21 wins, and logged the decisive points in back-to-back wins, a jumper at Arizona (1/22) with 17.7 seconds left and two free throws at home against USC (1/26) with 1.2 seconds remaining. Jeffery was named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 5, after averaging 28 points and 11 rebounds on 64.5 percent from the field in wins over San Francisco (11/30) and Idaho (12/4). She scored a career and team-season high 30 points in the win over Idaho, also nabbing 10 rebounds in that contest. The Idaho game was the last of three-straight double-doubles for Jeffery, a feat matched only by one other guard in CU history (Turner). She was MVP of the Omni Hotels Classic averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in wins over Valparaiso (11/25) and Wisconsin (11/26). Her 9-of-10 performance from the field against Denver was the best by a CU player on a minimum 10 attempts since Jackie McFarland was 9-of-10 against CSU Bakersfield on Dec. 28, 2007. On the junior season charts she finished second in assists, third in scoring and fourth in steals and rebounds.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Led Colorado in assists (4.3 apg) and steals (2.5 spg) while ranking second in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (7.9). She was second in the Big 12 in defensive rebounds (6.0 drpg) while ranking third in steals, fifth in overall rebounding, seventh in assists, 10th in field-goal percentage (.471), 15th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1), and 16th in scoring. Jeffery teamed with Brittany Spears (8.1 rpg) to give the Buffaloes the best 1-2 rebounding combo in the Big 12 in 2011 at 16 per game. Jeffery totaled 128 assists and 76 steals, marking only the seventh time in team history a player has had at least 125 assists and 75 steals in the same season. She was the sixth different player to achieve that feat and the first since Shelley Sheetz in 1993-94. Her 128 assists were the most by a CU player since Mandy Nightingale had 161 in 2001-02 and 14th overall on CU’s single-season list. Her 76 steals ranked seventh on CU’s single-season charts. She had six or more steals in four games (Regis, Evansville, Colgate and Kansas) and at least three steals in 14 of 30 games. She had a career and team season-high seven steals in the win over Colgate (12/30). It was the 21st time a Buff has registered seven or more steals in a game, but the first since Damietta Velicica had seven vs. Tulane on December 6, 1997. Jeffery put together one of the season’s most memorable individual performances in the championship game of the Omni Hotels Classic against Loyola Chicago (11/27) when she recorded the second triple-double in team history with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists during CU’s 65-34 win. She nearly had another with 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in CU’s 73-68 win over No. 16/15 Oklahoma (2/23). In all, Jeffery logged nine double-doubles, tying for fourth on the Big 12 charts. Jeffery scored in double-digits in 24 of 30 games played, including a career high 25 against UT-Martin (11/21). She had 10 games of double-digit rebounds, including a season and career high of 13, which she achieved three times in a four game stretch during the nonconference schedule (Loyola, Texas State, Colorado State).
2009-10 (Freshman): Averaged 9.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals as a first-year Buffalo. She led the Buffaloes in assists, ranked second in rebounding and steals and third in scoring. Her numbers stayed even throughout the year as she averaged 9.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists during Big 12 games. Jeffery's two steals an outing tied for fourth in the Big 12 and also matched the best among league freshmen. She was also 10th in overall assists on the league charts and ranked 13th in assist-to-turnover ratio (0.8). Among freshmen in the Big 12, she ranked fourth in assists and fifth in scoring. Jeffery earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 11 after averaging 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 5.0 steals in wins over Yale (1/4) and Missouri (1/9). She dished out a team season-high nine assists against Yale and also recorded one of her three personal-best 19-point performances, hitting all seven shot attempts from the field. She was named to the Omni Hotels Classic All-Tournament team as she averaged 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals and shot 61 percent (11-of-16) in the two game set. She scored 14 points in the championship game of the Omni Hotels Classic against Harvard, including the decisive basket on a driving layup with five seconds remaining in the contest. She came off the bench in her collegiate debut, but started in the final 28 games she played in, missing only one contest (Grambling State, 12/30) with a sprained ankle. Logged her first career double-double against No. 6 (AP)/4 (WBCA) Nebraska (1/30) with 14 points and a then career-best 11 rebounds.
High School: Jeffery is a 2009 graduate of Sierra High School. Jeffery averaged 22.1 points, 12.9 rebounds, 4.9 steals, 4.6 assists and 3.0 blocks as a senior leading the Stallions to a 22-3 record and their third consecutive Colorado Springs Metro League title and Class 4A State quarterfinal appearance. She was named to the Denver Post Class 4A All-State first team and repeated as the Colorado Springs Gazette Big Schools Player of the Year. As a junior, she averaged 19.2 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.6 steals, 3.8 assists and 1.8 blocks leading Sierra to a 22-4 mark. She was a Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post Class 4A All-State second team selection as a junior. Jeffery holds all 14 individual basketball season and career records at Sierra, setting the marks her junior year and then resetting the season marks as a senior. She had 18 double-doubles as a junior and even added one triple double logging 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 steals in a game against Lincoln High School. Jeffery played in "The Show," in March 2009, Colorado's annual high school all-star game. She played club basketball with the Boulder Rockies in 2007-08. Jeffery also earned two letters in track & field, running the 100 meter dash and hurdles and the 4x100 meter relay. Her favorite high school moments were hitting a game winning shot at Pine Creek her freshman season and her first triple double her sophomore year as she went for 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals against Pueblo South.
Academics: Jeffery is sociology major at Colorado and is expected to graduate in the summer of 2013. She earned the Most Improved Student-Athlete Award at the 2012 Academic Banquet, one of three recipients accross all 16 of Colorado's varsity sport programs.
Personal: Janeesa "Chucky" Jeffery was born May 8, 1991 in Colorado Springs. She is the daughter of Alana Riley and Alfred Jeffrey, Jr. She has two older sisters, Allesa Clayton and Ta'meesha Jeffery and one younger sister, Faleesa. Allesa was a star point guard in high school and Ta'meesha competed in track & field and cheerleading. Faleesa graduated from high school in 2012, where she participated in basketball, track sprints (200 meters, relays) and long jump. She is a cousin of former Colorado football player Phil Jackson (2000-03). Chucky enjoys rap, drawing and shopping. She would like to play in the WNBA or overseas after college. Chucky played youth football for eight years in Colorado Springs, rising from rookie to heavyweight levels.