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Sacha Killeya-Jones invited to try out for Great Britain’s FIBA EuroBasket Team

Turns out another Kentucky Wildcat is headed overseas for the chance to compete in an international tournament.

Sophomore big man Sacha Killeya-Jones has been invited to Great Britain’s training camp for the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Tournament. Sacha, who is eligible for the team because his mother was born in Britain, is one of 24 players invited to training camp; the roster will eventually be cut to twelve finalists.

Don’t worry; this should have no effect on his role as a Kentucky Wildcat. In fact, going up against grown men in training camp can only be a positive for Sacha, who appeared in only 15 games last season. In addition to a game against Greece on Aug. 18, Britain will also play in two tournaments in Greece and Poland, as well as one friendly in Tel Aviv against Israel. From there, the squad will head to Istanbul for FIBA EuroBasket 2017, where it will face Belgium, Turkey, Latvia, Serbia and Russia in Group D, starting on September 1.

Could Sacha become the only player to play for two U.K.s?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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5 Comments for Sacha Killeya-Jones invited to try out for Great Britain’s FIBA EuroBasket Team

  1. CatBlue in LR
    7:50 pm July 21, 2017 Permalink

    How’s he gonna go to class?

    • catsarerunnin
      7:20 am July 22, 2017 Permalink

      They have this thing called the “internet”……

    • BBNDan7
      1:44 am July 23, 2017 Permalink

      Not all classes are online and he’s already registered for class. Next time you decide to be a smart a** you should know the facts catsarerunnin

  2. satcheluk
    9:14 am July 22, 2017 Permalink

    As someone who has lived abroad for many years, he can still wear his UK gear and everyone will think it means United Kingdom.

  3. Reuben Cuban
    10:59 am July 22, 2017 Permalink

    Man, I hope things work out well for Sacha Killeya-Jones. Need to reward persistence and loyalty.