Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Killeya-Jones, former VES standout, headed to NC State

Killeya-Jones, former VES standout, headed to NC State

Kentucky forward Sacha Killeya-Jones hangs from the rim after a dunk against Davidson during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho.

Killeya-Jones enjoyed an improved sophomore season at Kentucky, charting career highs in every statistical category, including minutes, points, free throws, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals.

Kentucky Wildcats' forward Sacha Killeye-Jones has announced that he is transferring to NC State, via Twitter on Tuesday.

He will sit out a year and has two years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds as a freshman. Killeya-Jones was ranked among the top 25 players in the country by ESPN in his 2016 recruiting class, and should bring length and skill to a Wolfpack team that lost 7-foot center Omer Yurtseven this offseason. "Thank you for your support through this process!"

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It's a move that brings the Chapel Hill, N.C., native closer to home.

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