Meeks set the single game scoring record on January 13 at the University of Tennessee and led the Wildcats to a 90-72 victory. That night saw the Norcross, Georgia native hit a school record 10 three-pointers. He broke the record formerly held by Dan Issel of 53 points set against Ole Miss.
The 6 – 4 Meeks left the University of Kentucky early to enter the NBA draft. He was selected in the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks He recently completed the NBA Summer League where he averaged over 16 points per game.
Meeks began his career at UK by earning freshman all-America honors. He averaged 22.1 points per game and led the team in free throw shooting as its first sub off the bench. His sophomore year was lost largely to injury, but he still managed to average 8.8 points per game. He lost 20 games of the season to a variety of injuries including a hip flexor strain and a stress fracture of the pelvis area.
According to Kentucky BCI Basketball’s David Clevenger, “Getting Jodie to come to Eastern Kentucky is a great thing for our local basketball fans. He will sign autographs for the two-hour period at each location. Admission won’t be charged for the events, but those that attend the event will be expected to purchase memorabilia to secure an autograph.”
Wal-Mart is located at 254 Cassidy Blvd in Pikeville, Kentucky. The Knott County Sportsplex is located at 450 Kenny Champion Loop in Soft Shell, Kentucky. Pikeville High School is located on 120 Championship Drive in Pikeville, Kentucky.
“The autograph signing is one of a number of special basketball events that Kentucky BCI Basketball is committed to bringing to the region,” said Clevenger. “Events like these show our commitment to the youth basketball market and give local families a chance to create life-time memories.”
These events are sponsored by Wal-Mart of Pikeville, Total Pharmacy Care of Pikeville, Potter Medical Clinic of Lackey and Kentucky BCI Basketball.