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NC State adds basketball guard Eric Lockett, transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones

16 May, 2018, 17:01 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Sacha Killeya Jones averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds as a backup at Kentucky last season

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

- After playing two seasons at Kentucky, forward Sacha Killeya-Jones is transferring to North Carolina State.

Killeya-Jones announced he was leaving Kentucky last month, but announced his decision to go to Raleigh on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Killeya-Jones chose NC State over Pitt, Wake Forest, Arizona State, Nevada, Clemson, Georgetown, Notre Dame and Texas.

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Killeya-Jones was a 5-star prospect coming out of high school, but he didn't quite catch on at Kentucky, averaging 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 48 games the past two years. Killeya-Jones was ranked among the top 25 players in the country by ESPN in his 2016 recruiting class, and should bring length and skill to a Wolfpack team that lost 7-foot center Omer Yurtseven this offseason. "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".

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