Sacha Killeya-Jones is one of the few returning players that actually saw minutes last season, so it was very comforting to read this report that he has no plans of transferring. Sources confirmed to the Courier-Journal’s Fletcher Page that Sacha’s not going anywhere, and is looking forward to competing for a starting spot.
Last season, Sacha averaged 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game, which triggered some rumors that he may transfer somewhere else for more playing time, especially with a loaded front court coming in. In March, Sacha routinely told reporters that he wanted to “stick to the plan,” and Derek Willis told us last week that with some more time in the gym, Sacha’s potential is sky-high.
“I think the kid with most potential on the team didn’t play hardly at all this year, Sacha,” Derek said. “Without a doubt. He has all the skill, all the potential’s there. You have to work with that stuff. He’s been in the gym, doing his thing but it’s hard for someone that young.”
“He’s super athletic, he has a lot of bounce to him. His jump shot right inside the three-point line looks good. It’s all there, he just has to put it together for himself.”
I’m glad he’s going to do it here.