Kentucky transfer, former 5-star recruit Sacha Killeya-Jones commits to NC State

A busy offseason continues for NC State; a day after landing FIU grad transfer Eric Lockett, the Pack also grabbed Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya Jones.

Jones, a former 5-star recruit from Chapel Hill, played two seasons at UK; he will redshirt next year, and have two years of eligibility remaining after the 2018-19 season.

As was reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman yesterday, NC State hoped to use its final available scholarship for next season on Killeya-Jones. Well, consider it done.

SKJ visited Pittsburgh last weekend — a few days after stopping in Raleigh to visit NC State. He reportedly was set to visit Wake Forest over Memorial Day Weekend, and UNC was also initially hopeful to line up a visit with the 6-foot-10 forward; however, that’s likely no longer the case.

As I wrote last week: Sacha Killeya Jones, in a relatively limited sample, had some nice moments, levels of production for Kentucky.

According to Synergy Sports, over 68 percent of SKJ’s field goal attempts this season came around the basket, or on post-ups. On non-post-up attempts at the basket, Killeya-Jones shot 74.4 percent (32-of-43).

The volume is low, but SKY shot 66.7 percent on pick-and-roll possessions, per Synergy; this is something that would fit snugly into offenses at NC State or Wake Forest, especially.

Killeya-Jones also posted an offensive rebound rate of 11.1 percent, according to KenPom — a very good number.


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