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Keep “sleeping on” Sacha Killeya-Jones, he says

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Following a disappointing freshman season for a recruit of his caliber, Sacha Killeya-Jones spent the spring fighting off unsubstantiated transfer rumors, and now he wants you to keep sleeping on him.

The big man, whose confidence seems high as he heads into the summer before his sophomore season, tweeted Tuesday afternoon, “Keep sleeping on me.. I love it.”

For those of you who may be a little confused by the tweet, to “sleep on” means to overlook, ignore or completely forget someone or something. Killeya-Jones does not mean “sleep on” in the literal sense, at least not by my interpretation.

Last week I ranked Killeya-Jones as one of the players I am most excited to see in the fall. Hopefully there won’t be too many people sleeping on his game then, after a freshman-to-sophomore transformation. But if he doesn’t make great improvements from Year 1 to Year 2, there are plenty of bodies that will be fighting for playing time in the frontcourt.

#TeamNoSleep on Killeya-Jones.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

31 Comments for Keep “sleeping on” Sacha Killeya-Jones, he says



  1. unbridled
    2:25 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    I’m sure he’s a great kid and I love his confidence…but I don’t think anyone is “sleeping” on him.



    • JusSayin
      2:42 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

      I think they might be. We had a deep front-court last year. He got lost in the shuffle. Kind of like how Josh Harrellson was a great player but we never find that out if Kanter is able to play.



    • Mathlete
      3:08 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

      I’m not sure I’d call Jorts a “great” player. He was definitely a good role player who got every last bit out of his potential though. Getting in shape and going toe to toe with Kanter in practice definitely helped him step up his game, no question about that.



    • JusSayin
      3:41 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

      Jorts played 3 seasonsin the NBA and even started a handful of games. More than some of the one and done All-Americans we have had. I say thats great.



    • Eazy
      10:18 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

      More than Teague but less than about 20 of our other one and done guys.



  2. 4everblue
    2:31 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    Wide awake and 100% behind you SKJ!



  3. INCALWETRUST
    2:55 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    He will be a Double Double machine…20 and 12 a game…Make it so.



    • TBW3011
      3:40 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

      That pumping sound should be your brakes!!!



  4. meeksfor3
    3:02 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe that tweet was for a UK co-ed that he loves sleeping on him. I mean he is a UK basketball player after all.



    • Luether
      8:24 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

      Not funny…



    • meeksfor3
      7:51 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

      and who was joking? Have you saw the girls that the players get?



    • satcheluk
      9:59 am May 18, 2017 Permalink

      I have seen them, but I hope no one “sawed”, as that would be gruesome.



  5. Mathlete
    3:11 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    I hope SKJ is the guy who teaches the freshmen class how to love the grind and do the little things like go all out in practice every day. He’s been through all of this before and he’s been given a golden ticket to be a breakout player next year if he’ll be the guy the coaches want to see him become



  6. BigBlueMeade
    3:14 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    Most Improved Player in NCAA next year!



  7. Ken Grizzle
    3:23 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    Young Man I know you will be a great player. Keep the faith.



  8. TBW3011
    3:41 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    This kid will be fine. Has all the tools.



  9. chris43
    4:02 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    Hope you wear it out next year young fella!



  10. henderblue
    4:20 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    SKJ, BBN is fully behind you.



  11. blueballs80
    5:08 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    Ok got the tweet. Now let’s see it on the court.



  12. UKPROF
    6:53 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    I’ve been searching the Internet and the dictionary for the definition of “sleeping on me” and for the life of me, I can’t find anything that refers to basketball and/or basketball players.



    • ukcamel
      7:37 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

      It isn’t specifically basketball, it just means to ignore or underrate. Like “don’t sleep on the lower coast of North Carolina” or “don’t sleep on Templeton Rye.” I’m in my 30s and not cool and I’ve heard the term plenty.



    • UKPROF
      9:07 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

      Thank you ukcamel! I’m retired, and apparently ‘out of touch’ with the current jargon.



  13. Bobbum Man
    8:33 pm May 16, 2017 Permalink

    40-0!!!!!



  14. UKfanman01
    5:23 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

    At the beginning of the season I thought SKJ was going to be the X factor. He played with grit and determination. Didn’t stray from contact, fouled a bit much, but wasn’t afraid. I was sorely disappointed to see this kid benched. Hopefully he gets some playing time this year



  15. RealCatsFan
    6:54 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

    I was at a game 2 years ago, and SKJ was there behind the bench. After the game, he walked over to the visitors end and patiently stood and signed autographs and took pics with at least a hundred fans. He even upstaged Cal signing balls for a little while there. He wasn’t even officially on the team yet, but you could see that he enjoyed being there, basking in the glow of BBN. Believe me, this kid “gets it” when it comes to UK basketball. I hope he has a monster year at UK this season.



  16. Randall lee
    7:59 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

    The kid deserves a chance, unlike hamidon’t he actually wants to play for UK.



    • Booby Petrino
      8:57 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

      I love UK, but if I could make millions without attending, you bet your ass I would.



  17. Sentient Third Eye
    8:50 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

    It wouldn’t be the first time a kid had a very modest freshman year and then exploded in year two. We’ll see.



  18. ClutchCargo
    8:58 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

    I’m optimistic that the light bulb will come on for SKJ now that he has been through a season. He looked a step slow at times, but I think that will change as the game slows down for him mentally.



  19. Randall lee
    10:15 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

    That’s ok make millions but hire someone to train you,not use a school to advance your agenda. And Don’t give me that crap that he helped the team by practicing, I think they would have made the elite 8 without him.



  20. tbbucs86
    11:25 am May 17, 2017 Permalink

    Cry me a river snowflake Randall Lee. It a wonder he would even consider coming back to UK with people like you.