Meeks Moving Forward

DALLAS --- With the addition of a North Carolina offer, Kennedy Meeks is ready to move forward with his recruitment.

"I have (offers from) the schools that I'm interested in," Meeks said. "I'm going to narrow my list down - probably in the next couple of weeks."

Meeks specified four schools that he plans to visit this summer - North Carolina, NC State, Louisville and Georgetown.

Other schools in contention to make the cut when the 6-9, 270-pound junior narrows his list include Florida, Florida State, Pittsburgh and South Carolina, plus additional ACC and Big East programs.

The offer from the Tar Heels last week was unquestionably a big development in Meeks's recruitment, though it wasn't a surprise for the West Charlotte (N.C.) center. He made his first comments about the offer on Friday night at the latest stop on the EYBL circuit.

"I thought it was coming because everybody was talking about it," Meeks said. "Roy Williams called me and offered me. He said he wanted me to come to his school because I reminded him of Sean May. He told me how he could help me get to the next level.

"I grew up watching them all the time so it's kind of cool to have a school I grew up watching recruiting me."

What North Carolina, and many other schools, saw from Meeks during the evaluation period last month wasn't a flashy player putting up big numbers (9.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks through the first two EYBL events), but rather a wide-bodied post prospect who understood his role within the team concept. Meeks can produce on the low block or step out to the top of the key to hit jump shots or find the open teammate. And he's the best outlet passer in the class.

"I'm a good rebounder, a great outlet passer, a good teammate and I can score with my back to the basket," Meeks said in his self assessment.

With college enrollment just over a year away, he knows his top priority to prepare for -- and achieve his full potential at -- the next level.

"Just conditioning," Meeks said. "I'm doing water aerobics, sprints and just working out."

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