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Meeks not returning to Kentucky

Posted on: June 15, 2009 11:56 am
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:47 pm
 

Kentucky junior Jodie Meeks will remain in the NBA Draft.

"I want to thank the fans and the city of Lexington. They have been great and I will always be a Kentucky Wildcat," Meeks said in a released statement. "I feel comfortable with my decision and I’m confident in my ability. My family and I talked over the weekend and decided this was the best decision."

Sources told CBSSports.com that Meeks does not have a first-round guarantee, but he has decided to stay in the draft anyway, for better or worse. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 23.7 points last season while shooting 40.6 percent from the 3-point line. He will almost certainly be picked somewhere late in the first round or early in the second.

This development is an obvious blow to John Calipari's first UK team.

With Meeks back, the Wildcats would've been most people's preseason No. 1 team. Now that honor will likely go to Kansas, although Kentucky should still be a favorite to make the Final Four thanks to a roster that is expected to include Patrick Patterson, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins.

Comments

Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2009 1:02 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

I am familiar with AS, and I have never read that excessive swearing is a symptom?
Perhaps I am wrong, but IMO someone with AS should not be exposing themselves to an environment such as public message boards????
There are plenty of outlets in the Louisville area to express your concern.




Since: Jun 15, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2009 1:01 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

It works out for Meeks and Kentucky. Look, Meeks numbers will certainly drop next season due to more talent around him so his stock will never be as high as it is right now. If he came back to Kentucky he would probably be in the habit of launching 3's when he should be passing to the new talent around him. It's a chance for Calipari to start fresh and run his system insted of trying to please Meeks. I just don't see Meeks as someone who will be OK with a Patterson, Wall or a Cousins taking a majority of the shots on the court.   



Since: Jun 15, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2009 1:01 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

  Your reply to   was totally uncalled for.  His comment was not at all nasty about the Cats or Meeks.  Fans like you give the BBN a bad name.




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2009 1:00 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

You now what i am not an idiot ok i am ture Autistic ok i have a learning and social disibility even though i am 15 years old i get all A's and B's so you shut up and still you losesers can't kep up with us the only reason you all won this year is becuse of a lucky shot from the wort basketball player in the world and you can taunt us all you want that doest change the fact that uk will sweep you guys in football and in basketball



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2009 12:59 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

Who's your daddy? I am sure happy to see that you follow the wildcats. I think he will be fine in the NBA. Hopefully this will let another future star get some much needed playing time. I look forward to spanking the hoosiers this year



Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2009 12:58 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

Conjk you need to simmer down a bit. Its not the end of the world that Jodie left since your Cats still have a good shot at making the final 4. If it does not happen this year, coach Cal sure knows how to recruit by any mean necessary if you catch my drift. I still like my 'Hawks winning it all this year with a team that is absolutely loaded, even more so than their '08 team. Back to the main discussion.... It was the right time for Jodie to leave. He had an incredible year and averaged over 20 something points a game. He will not be able to put up those same numbers with the likes of guys such as John Wall, and Cousins to name a few.




Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2009 12:56 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

Wow that was mature.  He was making a freakin joke, chill out.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2009 12:54 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

Fuck off i am not mad at all you guy are just so stupid and for 411 i am aUK extremist and i am auticts i have asperberger syendrome whih is a social disibility so shut you corn hole before i put my foot it it.



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2009 12:52 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

There has to be more to this story than what's currently being communicated because his logic on the surface doesn't make sense.
 
Either his grades aren't going to be good enough, he hired an agent, Calipari recruited his replacement, his SAT was taken by someone else (doesn't just happen @ Memphis) or something else that's closing the door upon his return.   

He's certainly not a top ranked player in what I view to be a pretty weak draft especially for guards.  Given the amount of publicity & exposure that Kentucky is going to receive next year his stock would have definitely gone higher.  If he's a 2nd round pick he's not even guaranteed a roster spot or money so there's something unusual here.  

Not much demand for a 6-4 point guard just ask Ben Gordon from the Bulls. 




Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2009 12:51 pm
 

Meeks not returning to Kentucky

you are an absolute idiot and possibly the biggest disgrace to UK.  Put your $ money where your cheap talk is and i cant wait to make the trip to rupp this yr from the ville and taunt all your fans as i did 2 yrs ago. 


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