Kennedy Meeks

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Kennedy Meeks
20130403 MCDAAG Kennedy Meeks.JPG
No. 3 – SeaHorses Mikawa
PositionCenter
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1995-02-05) February 5, 1995 (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight269 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Charlotte
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Raptors 905
2018–presentSeaHorses Mikawa
Career highlights and awards

Kennedy Rashod Meeks (born February 5, 1995) is an American basketball player for the SeaHorses Mikawa of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for North Carolina. He is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina.

High school career[edit]

Meeks attended West Charlotte High School, where he averaged 19 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks as a senior. He was named to the McDonald's All-America team in 2013.[1]

College career[edit]

Freshman Season (2013-14)[edit]

As a freshman, Meeks averaged 7.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. He worked with North Carolina strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian to slim down in the offseason.[2]

Sophomore Season (2014-15)[edit]

As a sophomore, Meeks was named an honorable mention All-ACC performer.[3] He sprained his left knee in the Tar Heels' Round of 32 NCAA Tournament victory over Arkansas. At the time, he was averaging 11.6 points, second behind Marcus Paige and he led the team in rebounds with 7.4 rebounds in 23.6 minutes per game.[4] He was in the midst of a scoring slump before the injury, scoring more than 10 points only once in the last eight games.[5]

Junior Season (2015-16)[edit]

As a junior, Meeks scored a career high 25 points against Temple University. He injured his left knee and was out for 2 weeks mid-season. He returned and helped lead UNC to the National Championship game, where they lost to a buzzer beater by Villanova's Kris Jenkins.

Senior Season (2016-17)[edit]

In his senior season, he helped the Tar Heels reach a second consecutive NCAA championship game, and he grabbed 10 rebounds to help his team beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65. Meeks registered a strong run of performances at the end of the season, breaking Tyler Hansbrough's school record for the most rebounds in a NCAA Tournament.

College Stats[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 North Carolina 34 17 16.3 .548 - .586 6.1 .8 .3 .8 7.6
2014–15 North Carolina 37 32 23.3 .562 .000 .641 7.3 1.1 .6 1.2 11.4
2015–16 North Carolina 33 28 20.6 .563 .708 5.9 1 .8 1 9.8
2016–17 North Carolina 40 40 24.3 .555 .622 9.5 1 1 1.2 12.5
Career 144 117 21.3 .557 .000 .634 7.3 1 .7 1.1 10.4

[1]

Professional career[edit]

Raptors 905 (2017–2018)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft, Meeks was signed by the Toronto Raptors for their Summer League team and for training camp. He was waived by the Raptors on October 7, 2017.[6] As an affiliate player, he was picked up by the Raptors 905.

SeaHorses Mikawa (2018–present)[edit]

On November 24, 2018, Kennedy Meeks signed with the SeaHorses Mikawa of the Japanese B.League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wimberley, Nate (13 March 2013). "Meeks named to McDonald's All American team". WBTV. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ Auerbach, Nicole (8 October 2014). "For North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks, less is more". USA Today. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  3. ^ "ACSMA 2015 All-ACC Basketball Teams Announced". Atlantic Coast Conference. 8 March 2015. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ "North Carolina's Meeks sprains knee; Sweet 16 status unclear". Fox Sports. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  5. ^ Brown, C.L. (March 24, 2015). "Tar Heels' Kennedy Meeks works out". ESPN. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Raptors waive Rautins, Meeks, Wiltjer". Toronto Star. October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.

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