Meeks plans summer decision

Four-star 2013 center Kennedy Meeks plans to make a decision later this summer, but before he does the Charlotte, NC big man plans to visit a handful of elite programs, including Louisville.

Kennedy Meeks says his recruitment is "wide open" but the 6'9 2013 center from Charlotte, NC., hopes to make a late summer decision. Before choosing a school, Meeks said he plans to visit a few schools, including Indiana, Georgetown, North Carolina, Louisville and NC State.

"I'm seeking out the school that wants me the most and has been in contact with me from day one and saw the potential in me," Meeks said.

Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts has developed a strong relationship with Meeks.

"They are a good school," Meeks said. "Rick Pitino is one of the best coaches to ever coach. It's good to have them on my list. I keep in frequent contact with Coach Keatts. He's a cool dude and straight up with you one hundred percent. I like a coach like that. He tells me how they can get me to the next level and that I need to focus and just work."

Meeks, the No. 3 center in his class nationally, has been solid at the NBA Top 100 Camp this week. He's averaging 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, which ranks him among the camp leaders in both categories.

"When I play hard I get rewarded more," Meeks said. "I feel like I help the team with my scoring and getting up the court and playing defense. Lately I've had a real drive to be the best so I decided to get myself together and take over even more."

With the July evaluation period rapidly approaching, Meeks hopes to show college coaches that he's starting to realize his enormous potential.

"I want to show them how much better I am conditioning-wise and how focused I am," said Meeks.

Meeks also listed Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia Tech.

"It's hard picking one school when you like all the schools," Meeks said. "I'm looking for a team that focuses on defense and is ready to win."

"Wherever I fit in best that's where I'm going to go."

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