``He was very familiar with them," said NMH assistant coach John Carroll. "They've been recruiting him for two years and he just felt really comfortable with them. Plus, it's a top-notch academic school."
``They had been recruiting me since my junior year when I was in France," Meno said. "I've beeb following them for a long time and I saw the opportunity to play right away and make an impact."
Meno is a native of France who attended the Shipley School (Pa.) last year. He is a combo forward who is adept at knocking down shots from the perimeter.
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo made the trip to watch Meno twice this past season and the Spartans were interested in redshirting Meno. Georgia, Baylor, William & Mary and Fordham had also shown interest.
``His improvement has been astronomical," Carroll added. "He's a raw athlete who has only been playing for a couple years. He's going to get much better."
Meno's improvement was clear on the court. Over the first half of the season, he averaged about 5 points and 4 boards - the second half he put up 15 points and 11 rebounds per game. ``I think I learned a lot about myself this season," Meno added. "I gained a lot of confidence during the year and that's why I think I improved so much."