Meeks Named SEC Player of the Week

Dec. 1, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Jodie Meeks has been named the SEC Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.

The 6-4 Norcross, Ga., native helped lead Kentucky to the Las Vegas Invitational championship and was named the tournament MVP after averaging 28.5 points in the two games in Las Vegas. He posted his second 30 point effort this season with a 37 point explosion against Kansas State, including a career high for points in a half with 24 in the first 20 minutes.

He followed up with a 19 point effort against West Virginia in the championship game, including going 12-12 at the free throw line. He has shot 90 percent (27-30) from the charity stripe in his last three games.

He finished the week, which also included a 17-point effort against Longwood, averaging 24.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

The award is the first of the season for the Wildcats, but it is Meeks’ fourth career weekly honor for the SEC. He was named the league’s freshman of the week three times in his rookie season in 2006-07.

Kentucky hosts Lamar Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Rupp Arena. The game is being televised on Fox Sports South.