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Sacha Killeya-Jones lines up visits to 3 ACC schools: NC State, Pitt and Wake Forest

According to a report from ESPN college hoops recruiting insider Jeff Borzello, former Kentucky forward Sacha Killeya-Jones has lined up visits with three ACC programs. A fourth looms on the horizon, too.

Currently, SKJ is mid-visit in Raleigh with NC State; in a few days, he will travel north to meet with Jeff Capel and Pittsburgh. Two weeks from now, he will head to the Piedmont Triad for a visit with Wake Forest.

Killeya-Jones, a former 5-star recruit from Chapel Hill, is in contact with North Carolina; however, a visit date is not yet set.

Prior to committing to Kentucky, Sacha Killeya-Jones pledged to Virginia and Tony Bennett. The Cavs don’t appear to be in this picture, though.

 

Quick Numbers

Buried in a crowded frontcout — PJ Washington, Kevin Knox, Wenyen Gabriel — SKJ appeared in 34 of Kentucky’s 37 games in 2017-18. Killeya-Jones averaged under 14 minutes per contest, too. Two years ago, the 6-foot-10 forward arrived in Lexington as part of John Calipari’s loaded 2016 class, which included three lottery picks: Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo and De’Aaron Fox.

Unsurprisingly, his counting numbers aren’t that crazy: 3.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and just 39 free throw attempts.

That said, there are some more deeper numbers that, when mixed with his recruiting profile, make for an intriguing prospect.

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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