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2016 power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones commits to Virginia

UPDATE:   

Class of 2016 power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones has committed to the University of Virginia to play for head coach Tony Bennett. Killeya-Jones, 6'10", 207, is rated four stars by 247sports and Scout and three stars by Rivals. He held offers from other major programs such as Georgetown, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

ANALYSIS:

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett has the Cavaliers on a roll this season heading into the New Year. The Cavs are currently undefeated and a top five team in the country, and the good news doesn't stop there. Picking up a commitment from Sacha Killeya-Jones bolsters an already strong 2016 recruiting class that now holds two four star recruits (Killeya-Jones and shooting guard Kyle Guy) and one three star recruit (point guard Ty Jerome). Killeya-Jones possesses a strong inside-out game offensively. He's shown flashes of excellent footwork and finesse moves with his back to the basket, and he is every bit as comfortable stepping out and knocking down a seventeen-foot jumper. He has excellent touch on shots both around the rim and from range for a player his size. Defensively, he has the ability to protect the rim and block shots with regularity, although adding some muscle to his frame would help in that regard. A college strength and nutrition program will do him a great deal of good, as it will enable him to further impact the game with his imposing size on both ends of the floor. Killeya-Jones is a high upside recruit, which is precisesly what makes him so attractive. 

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Corey Evans