- Sacha Killeya-Jones
- Hometown (Last School)
- Chapel Hill, N.C. (Virginia Episcopal)
- 2016-17, 2017-18
- August 10, 1998
Sacha Liam Killeya-Jones was born August 10, 1998 in Highland Park, New Jersey to Ley Killeya-Jones and Reggie Jones. He has one brother, Stefan and has dual citizenship in Great Britain because of his British-born mother. He was the youngest player on the 2016-17 roster. He lists his state title and two AAU championships as his most memorable moments as a basketball player. The one talent he wishes he had would be the ability to sing well. Killeya-Jones was first a Virginia basketball commit then switched his commitment to Kentucky on August 19, 2015. He played sparingly for two years, then transferred to NC State. He then left the Wolfpack before playing a single game and chose instead to play professional basketball in Europe.
In high school, he was a double-double machine during his final season at Virginia Episcopal in Lynchburg, Virginia, posting 13 games with at least 20 points and at least 10 rebounds. He was a two-time all-state selection and was named the state’s player of the year as a senior. He also hauled in conference player of the year and Super 64 MVP honors in his final campaign. He was a 1,000-point scorer for Virginia Episcopal School and led the team to a state championship as a senior. He was a consensus top-10 forward in the class of 2016. Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports all ranked him No. 24 overall in their national rankings. He was also a top-tier football player and was a Junior Rank Eighth Grade All-American quarterback before giving up the sport as a sophomore in high school. He suited up as a McDonald’s All-American in 2016.
As a freshman, he attended Great Britain’s national training camp in August for FIBA EuroBasket 2017. He appeared in 15 games in his freshman season with the Wildcats averaging 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He shot 58.6 percent from the floor and scored 40 total points, grabbed 31 rebounds and blocked 10 shots. He scored in nine of his 15 appearances.
As a sophomore, he charted career highs in every statistical category, including minutes, points, free throws, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. He averaged 3.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game in 34 games played as a sophomore and shot 58.4 percent from the floor, scoring 112 points on the year. He snared four or more rebounds in 10 games and scored in 28 games, including four or more 16 times. He led UK in blocks in three games and had eight points and six boards in UK’s NCAA Tournament opener against Davidson. He had eight points and four boards in Kentucky’s dominating win over Louisville and scored a season-high nine points, while adding two blocks and a pair of rebounds in the win over Virginia Tech. He totaled eight points and a career-high nine rebounds against No. 4/3 Kansas in the Champions Classic.
After the season, Killeya-Jones announced that he was transferring from Kentucky. On May 15, 2018, he committed to continue his career at NC State and sit out his next season due to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) transfer rules. On February 28, 2019, before becoming eligible to play, Killeya-Jones left NC State to pursue a professional career.