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Sacha Killeya-Jones Gives His Reason For Leaving NC State

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On February 13th, Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts shared in a postgame press conference that Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones, who was sitting out the year under transfer rules, was no longer on NC State’s roster.

Last night Killeya-Jones shared his reasons as to why.

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Head Coach Kevin Keatts released a statement of his own.

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So here’s the brass tacts.

Killeya-Jones already used 2 years of eligibility at Kentucky, where he averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds as a Sophomore.

That’s not a recipe for leaving a program in the middle of your redshirt year to go pro. I don’t care whether or not you were a 5-star recruit a couple of years ago.

From what I’ve heard, Killeya-Jones didn’t leave the program on his own accord.

While I won’t get into the specifics of why (which I could), a program that is needing depth in the frontcourt, doesn’t dismiss a 6’11” former McDonald’s All-American unless that player was a detriment to the team and the program.

 

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  1. wolfpacker73

    March 1, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Brass tacks

  2. Dof87

    March 1, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Logic certainly tells us staying was not a choice. But let’s let him try to preserve a little dignity and hope he winds up on a good path.

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The NEW & HUGE Video Board at PNC Arena has been Raised!

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Back in the Spring, news broke that a new video board was going to be hung up in PNC Arena before NC State’s upcoming Men’s Basketball season, and today we got our first look at it raised up in the rafters.

The video board is a whopping 4,000 square feet hanging in the air.

That’s 180% larger than the old one.

 

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Tip-Off Times Set for Most of NC State’s 2019-20 ACC Slate

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The NC State Men’s Basketball schedule was released last Thursday, but the tip-off times for all but one of their ACC games now have been revealed.

The only ACC game we don’t know the tip-off time for is the game at Wake Forest on December 7th.

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Katz Projects NC State as a #10 Seed in the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 50 Days Out

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We are 50 days out from the start of the 2019-20 College Men’s Basketball season, and NCAA.com’s Andy Katz released an early Bracketology, projecting that NC State will be a #10 seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, playing St. Mary’s in the 1st Round.

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Athlon Predicts NC State’s Men’s Basketball Team to Finish 5th in ACC in 2019-20

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Athlon released their 2019-20 College Basketball preview, and they predict that NC State’s Men’s Basketball team will finish 5th in the ACC this season.

  1. Duke
  2. Louisville
  3. UNC
  4. UVA
  5. NC State
  6. FSU
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Miami
  9. Syracuse
  10. Georgia Tech
  11. Clemson
  12. Boston College
  13. Wake Forest
  14. Pittsburgh
  15. Virginia Tech

Here’s a rundown of what they had to say about the Wolfpack.

  • Returning 6 of top 7 scorers from last year
  • Redshirt Junior D.J. Funderburk needs to rebound more consistently, and stay out of foul trouble.
  • The version of Senior Markell Johnson that finished the season will be needed for NC State to get back to the NCAA Tournament.
    • Needs to be a consistent leader and scorer.
  • Junior Braxton Beverly needs to figure out a way to run more hot than cold.
  • Consistency from Redshirt Junior Devon Daniels would go a long way.
  • Team should be back in the NCAA Tournament.
  • With a reloading year for Duke, UVA and UNC, Keatts will get few opportunities like this one.

Pick up your own copy of Athlon’s 2019 College Basketball Preview at your local store.

 

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