Posted by Jeff Borzello
RALEIGH, N.C. – He may go by “Baby,” but Kennedy Meeks is a grown man on the basketball court.
Meeks is listed at 6-foot-8 and 260 lbs., and dwarfs most opponents that try to defend him in the paint. He has great hands and knows how to finish at the rim with post moves and a soft touch. Meeks can pass out of a double team, and is also a very solid rebounder. The West Charlotte (N.C.) product is improving all facets of his game.
One of the top centers in the class of 2013, Meeks is receiving tons of college interest.
“Everybody in the ACC besides Duke and Georgia Tech,” Meeks said. “Also, Georgetown, Louisville and North Florida.”
North Florida? “North Florida.”
Meeks said his favorites are Georgetown and Maryland, and he wants to check out the campuses of Maryland and Miami (Fl.) at some point in July.
The exceptional campaigns by Georgetown’s Greg Monroe and Maryland’s Jordan Williams over the last two seasons are part of the reason Meeks is drawn to those two programs – they utilize their post players.
“They feed the big man,” he said. “I want to go to a place where they use their big man.”
Despite his nickname, Meeks certainly fits the profile.Photo: Charlotte Observer