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Sacha Killeya-Jones Talks About His Grandfather As UK Gets Ready For Tennessee

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On if the season has been more frustrating than he thought it would be …

“I wouldn’t say that. I think that we knew it was going to be a process being a young team and everything. I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating. It’s a growing process and it’s just part of it.”

On if he individually has been frustrated …

“No. Like I said, it’s a process that I expected. You knew it was going to take a while, but the season – it’s early February. We’ve got a long way to go. We have a lot of time to get there. We’re in the middle of conference play right now. We’re just growing. We’re playing games and we’re getting on the road. Every game is a learning experience. Everything is a step forward.”

On if the team is close to reaching a turning point …

“Definitely. I think, like I said, every game if we’re not winning we’re learning. I think every game we have definitely taken steps forward. We’ve taken steps back, too. It’s small things that we need to really seal up on and make sure we’re getting those things taken care of because otherwise we can’t win games. A couple of days ago at Missouri, our defense has really taken that step that we need to get to. We held a team to 28 points in the first half and it really should have been less than that. But, our offense isn’t where it needs to be right now. That’s something we’re going to work on. But, the fact that our defense is starting to get to that level is a sign of improvement.”

On the difficult schedule ahead and how they can improve offensively …

“I guess the people in the practice today will know.”

On what factors caused the poor shooting performance against Missouri …

“That’s a tough shooting night when you go 2 for 23 from 3-point range. There’s not a whole lot you can say. We’ve gotta make shots. We’ve got to get to a point in our offense where we are getting each other easier shots. That’s something we’re working on. That’s something that’s going to come. We’re still trying to figure each other out. We’re still learning how to play together. That’s just going to come with working on our offense and trying to improve on where we’re at.”

On wearing his grandfather’s name on his sneakers and what it means to honor him in that way …

“My grandfather was really big for me growing up. He was always there for me and he was one of my biggest fans. I learned a lot from him. He was a really important person in my life and he passed a couple of nights ago. It was big for me to try and do something to honor him and bring him on the court with me. It’s just to honor him.”

On what it means to his family …

“They appreciate it and everything. My grandma definitely appreciated it and my father as well. Like I said, that’s just something for my family and it’s just me trying to honor my grandfather. He was a great person and everything and I want him on the court.”

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