Back in June, watching Sacha Killeya-Jones for the first time at the ScoutsFocus Camp — an event that ran parallel to the NBPA Top 100 Camp, literally across the street on Virginia’s campus — it was obvious that he belonged in the national top 100.
Since then, given that the 6-10 power forward is an easy call for high-majors, the question is just how good he can become over the next year. Make no mistake: Killeya-Jones is far less proven versus stout competition than many of his ranked peers within the junior class.
I’ve been able to watch him this fall, but even so his story won’t enter its next chapter until VES competes at highly publicized events such as the HSOT Invitational next month.
Killeya-Jones certainly is very skilled and has good size for the college game. He has put on some muscle since the summer, though he remains thin. His mobility and ability to score on turnaround jump shots appeals to college coaches, several of whom have offered scholarships.
Killeya-Jones desires to be a face-up power forward at the next level, a reasonable ambition given his size and talent. Still, adding more power to his game would boost him as a scorer and rebounder, and that’s what some other suitors — namely, Duke and North Carolina — would like to see while they continue to evaluate him.
”Those schools (Duke and UNC) want more strength from me,” he said.
Killeya-Jones presently ranks No. 62 in the class and slots at No. 9 among power forwards.