Former Kentucky F Sacha Killeya-Jones announces he's transferring to ACC school

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

The Kentucky forward announced that he will transfer to NC State on Tuesday via Twitter.

As a grad transfer, Lockett will be eligible to play in the upcoming season.

Killeya-Jones should have the inside track as the starting center for NC State ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Killeya-Jones adds to a frontcourt that already features junior center Omer Yurtseven and junior forward Darius Hicks. Last season, Killeya-Jones averaged 13.7 minutes per game, scoring 3.3 points per game and pulling down an average of 2.9 rebounds.

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Killeya-Jones was the No. 23 overall recruit in the country coming out of high school in 2016. He averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds, collecting 10 or more rebounds in five games. That following June, Killeya-Jones re-opened his recruiting and he committed to Kentucky two months later. "After much deliberation with my family, I have decided that it is in my best interest to ask for my release and explore other opportunities at this time".

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

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