Men's Basketball

23  Jodie Meeks
Jodie Meeks

Norcross, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 208



Nineteen Former Wildcats on NBA Opening Day Rosters

UK players comprise 4.2 percent of the league


63 UK Student-Athletes Participate in Graduation

Commencement held Saturday


More Accolades for Randle, AP SEC Newcomer of the Year

Freshman is unanimous selection to AP All-SEC team; Young an honorable mention honoree

Jodie Meeks: National Player of the Year Candidate Site

2008-09 Season Update
Scored 39 points vs. VMI in the season opener ... Scored 19 points with seven rebounds
at #1 North Carolina ... Scored 37 points, including 24 in the second half vs. Kansas State ... Named Las
Vegas Invitational MVP and SEC Player of the Week (11/24-30) ... Totaled a career-high six assists vs.
Lamar ... Scored 46 points (seventh highest in UK history), setting a school scoring record in Freedom Hall
with a UK record-tying nine three-pointers vs. Appalachian State ... Scored 32 points, tying a school record
with seven three-pointers in the first half vs. Tennessee State ... Named SEC Player of the Week (12/15-
21) for the second time this season ... Coupled with Patrick Patterson to form the first UK duo since 1970
to score 30 points or more in a game ... First UK player since Derrick Miller (1989) to post consecutive 30-
point games ... Scored a team-high 28 points, including 9-of-9 from the free throw line in 40 minutes vs.
Louisville ... Set a new UK single-game scoring record (Thompson-Boling Arena record) at Tennessee with
54 points on 15-of-22 shooting, including a UK record 10 three-pointers and 14-of-14 from the charity stripe
... Ended a streak of 36 straight made free throws, good for third in school history (Travis Ford, 50) at UGA
..., Dick Vitale, Digger Phelps, and SEC Player of the Week (1/12-18) ... Led
UK with 31 points, including 5-of-8 from behind the arc vs. Auburn ... Totaled 27 points, nine rebounds and
three steals at Alabama ... 20+ points in 12 of the last 14 games ... Made game-winning three-pointer with
4.7 seconds remaining vs. Florida ... Scored 45 points (Bud Walton Arena record) on 17-of-24 shooting in
the win at Arkansas ... Meeks has the Top-3 scoring games nationally in regulation (54, 46, 45 points) ... and SEC Player of the Week (2/8-14) ... Became the first player in SEC history to win SEC
Player of the Week honors four times in a single-season ... Meeks notched his 20th game with 20 or more
points vs. Georgia ... Holds UK's all-time single-season three-pointers made record with 105, breaking the
previous mark by Travis Ford (101, 1993)

Cat Scratches

Full name: Jodie Meeks
Nickname: "J-Meeks"
Birth Date: August 21, 1987
Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee
Parents: Orestes and Margaret Meeks
Siblings: Brianna, Kolby
High School Coach: Eddie Martin
High School Mascot: Blue Devils
Major: Business Marketing

Missed 20 games, including the last eight ... Missed six weeks after suffering a stress fracture in the pelvic area in early November ... Missed 13 other games, including 12 SEC contests, due to a strained hip flexor ... Had a pair of 20-point outings (at Houston and vs. FIU) ... Started five games ... Knocked down a pair of threes in road win at LSU ... Scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds in a season-high 38 minutes against South Carolina ... Saw first SEC action at Florida, scoring five points and grabbing four boards in 25 minutes ... Returned to action from stress fracture by scoring a career-high 21 points at Houston (17 in the first half) ... Had 21 points and went 5-of-9 from behind the arc against FIU ... Scored a game-high 34 and shot 7-of-9 from three-point range in first exhibition against Pikeville College.

Named Freshman All-American by ... Averaged 22.1 minutes and 8.7 points ... Fourth on the team in scoring ... Was usually the first reserve off the bench ... Reached double figures 16 times, including 14 of last 18 games and eight straight ... Averaged 12.8 points in last 8 contests ... Made 52 of his last 54 free throw attempts, which included a streak of 25 made FTs ... Played a team season-high 41 minutes in SEC Tournament quarterfinal loss against Mississippi State ... Earned first career start at Vanderbilt, responding with 15 points ... Matched season high with 18 points in win over LSU ... Scored 15 points (13 in the second half) in UK's win at Arkansas ... Sparked UK to home win over Tennessee with 16 points and five boards in 30 minutes ... Went 4-of-5 from long range against Vols ... Matched season-high with nine rebounds in 25 minutes against Auburn ... Had a game-high 18 points on 4-of-7 three-point shooting in win at Louisville ... Sealed UK win over Indiana with two free throws in the final seconds ... Recorded first collegiate double-digit game with 13 points in win over Mississippi Valley State.

High School
Led Norcross High School to Class AAAAA state championship, the first in school history, scoring 32 points and pulling down six rebounds in final game ... 2006 AJC Player of the Year ... Gwinnett Daily Post Player of the Year ... Atlanta Tipoff Club Metro Player of the Year and Player of the Month (February) ... Named to the GHSA All-Star Team and led the North Team to it's first victory in over three years ... Averaged 23.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.2 apg his senior season ... Coached at Norcross by Eddie Martin.

Born on August 21, 1987 ... Parents are Orestes and Margaret Meeks ... Chose Kentucky over Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Notre Dame and Oklahoma St.

Season/Career Highs (as of Feb. 21, 2009)

Shading indicates that these are also school records

54 at Tennessee 1/13/09 Points 54 at Tennessee 1/13/09
17 at Arkansas 12/18/07 FG Made 17 at Arkansas 12/18/07
27 vs. VMI 11/14/08 FG Atts 27 vs. VMI 11/14/08
10 at Tennessee 1/13/09 3FG Made 10 at Tennessee 1/13/09
15 Two times 3FG Atts 15 Two times
14 at Tennessee 1/13/09 FT Made 14 at Tennessee 1/13/09
14 at Tennessee 1/13/09 FT Atts 14 at Tennessee 1/13/09
9 at Alabama 1/24/08 Rebounds 9 Three times
4 Twice Assists 6 Lamar 12/3/08
6 vs. Mississippi State 3/9/07 Steals 6 vs. Mississippi State 3/9/07
1 Four times Blocks 1 Six times
40 Four times Minutes 41 vs. Mississippi State 3/9/07


Double-figure scoring games 27 46
Games led UK in scoring 18 19
Games with 3+ assists 6 16
Games led UK in assists 2 7
Games with 3+ three-pointers 17 25
Games with 3+ steals 6 11
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