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Sacha Killeya-Jones commits to Kentucky Wildcats


The Kentucky Wildcats just landed their second basketball commitment of the 2016 class.

According to ESPN's Paul Biancardi, five-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones has committed to Kentucky. SKJ has sicne confirmed the news himself:

Killeya-Jones, a 6'10" prospect from Chapel Hill, N.C., is ranked 56th by ESPN, 51st by Rivals and 18th by 247Sports in the 2016 class.

SKJ visited Kentucky back in early June before John Calipari offered the big man a scholarship. No recruit in the 2016 class has made a bigger jump in the rankings this year than Killeya-Jones. Back in early June when SKJ visited UK, he was ranked 57th by ESPN, 114th by Rivals, and 30th by 247Sports in the 2016 class.

When he originally committed to Virginia in January, he was just a three-star recruit in Rivals' rankings. Now, SKJ is a member of Kentucky's recruiting class with a five-star rating from 24/7 Sports.

Killeya-Jones joins four-star power forward Tai Wynyard in the Wildcats' 2016 class, though Wynyard should be on campus as early as December. That means SKJ is, as of now, the lone commitment in next year's class that will join UK next summer.

As of now, UK will likely lose Skal Labissiere to the 2016 NBA Draft, leaving a vacant spot for a starting center/forward that SKJ could possibly step into. Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee could be back, but they may be best suited at the four spot.

Here's a look at his most recent mixtape from Courtside Films, as well as his junior season highlights: