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Sacha Killeya-Jones being pursued by North Carolina Tar Heels

Perhaps Sacha Killeya-Jones will end up back home to finish his college career.

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The market for former Kentucky Wildcats big man Sacha Killeya-Jones is starting to grow.

According to Rivals reporter Clint Jackson, the North Carolina Tar Heels are in pursuit of Killeya-Jones, who is a Chapel Hill native.

Killeya-Jones, who announced he will transfer last week, enjoyed an improved sophomore season, registering career highs in every statistical category, including minutes, points, free throws, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals.

For his career he averaged, 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while shooting at a 58.5-percent clip. He appeared in 49 total games during his career. He grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in UK’s Champions Classic matchup with Kansas in the third game of the 2017-18 season.

The 6-10 forward enjoyed a memorable performance at the 2018 SEC Tournament where he posted 16 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks over the three games. His put-back jam off of a Wenyen Gabriel missed three-bal in the final minute of the title game coupled with a block helped clinch a fourth-straight tournament title for the Cats.