The No. 3 Cavaliers landed a verbal pledge from 6-foot-10 2016 power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones of Lynchburg (VA) Virginia Episcopal School.
“Proud to be a an official UVa commit!” he Tweeted.
Killeya-Jones also reportedly considered Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Georgetown and VCU. He becomes Virginia’s third 2016 commit, following New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep point guard Ty Jerome and Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central point guard Kyle Guy.
“UVA made me a priority and I really appreciated it,” Killeya-Jones told Scout.com. “Coach Bennett was great. He’s communicated really well with me. I enjoyed all my visits and I think it’s the right fit for me.”
The Cavs are reportedly getting a long big man with upside who compares to former North Carolina big man John Henson.
“He’s just really long — all arms and legs, really thin … he probably has a 7-2 wingspan,” Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoop Report told DailyProgress.com. “He’s just so long. He’s very skilled as well, has a good IQ for the game and is a high-character young man.”
Virginia will lose big men Anthony Gill, Mike Tobey and Evan Nolte, but will add 6-8 Brewster (N.H.) Academy forward Jared Reuter as well as 6-11 redshirt Jack Salt.