Kentucky Transfer Forward Sacha Killeya-Jones just announced that he has committed to NC State.
— Sacha Killeya-Jones (@SKJ) May 15, 2018
He took an official visit to NC State last week, and was scheduled to take a visit to Wake Forest over Memorial Day weekend, but that visit is obviously unnecessary now.
Jones is originally a native of Chapel Hill, but played his high school ball at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. After originally committing to UVA, Jones eventually committed to go to Kentucky. Jones was a consensus 5-Star recruit, and ranked as the #23 overall player in the class of 2016.
As a sophomore this past season, Jones played 13.7 minutes per game, and averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.
This is a huge pickup for the Wolfpack.
Jones will have to sit out this upcoming season, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
In order for Jones to have committed, a scholarship would have had to have become available. I cannot go into detail at this point, but one of the Freshman that was a committed member of the Wolfpack’s 2018 recruiting class will not be enrolling at NC State.