Former 5 star recruit Sacha Killeya-Jones leaves NC State to pursue professional basketball

Sacha Killeya-Jones officially announced on twitter Thursday night that he is leaving NC State’s program in pursuit of a professional basketball career.

The 20 year-old power forward is nearly 7 foot, a dynamic scorer and was a 5 star recruit coming out of high school. He’s been sitting out this season after transferring from Kentucky. Jones is originally from Chapel Hill and was recruited heavily by N.C. State in high school. He never played to his potential at Kentucky averaging a mere 3 points last season.

This is one of several odds changes to NC State’s current roster after NC State transfer Eric Lockett was arrested earlier in the season and freshman Ian Steere left the program after playing just one game.

Sacha announced his decision via Twitter:

Jones will likely have a rough time pursing professional basketball after a rough few years at the college level but the talent is definitely there. He was a ESPN 5 star player and 3rd overall in 2016 in the state of North Carolina.

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