"If he just wants to be paid for playing, then it is a good decision," said the scout. "If he's rolling the dice and hoping to be a first-round pick, then it is a bad decision."
However, the scout thinks even if Meeks is a second-round pick as most analysts think he will be, he'll still be on a NBA roster next season.
"I think he will make a team. I will be stunned if he is not on a team next year. If we don't draft him and he's let go by another team, we will pick him up in a heartbeat," the scout said. "He's better than a lot of the shooting guards in the league right now.
"The vast majority of second-round guys don't make it, but there are some who make it every year and stay in the league for a long time."
The scout isn't concerned with the knock on Meeks that he can't create his own shot.
"There are not a ton of guys in the league that can really create their own shots with the defense that is played night in, night out. I know people think it is a bunch of baloney, but there is great defense played in the NBA. Those guys defend every night and make it hard for anybody to get a shot on his own," the scout said.
"So if he goes back to UK, will he be able to create his own shot a year from now better than he can right now? I don't think so. He's a shooter, He can take the ball to the rim and finish. And he's a great defender. He'll be playing somewhere next year and if that's what he wanted, then he made the right decision."
Scout says Meeks will be in NBA next year
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