Michael Meeks (basketball)

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Michael Meeks
Personal information
Born (1972-02-23) February 23, 1972 (age 45)
Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality Canadian, German
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Career information
High school Cardinal Leger Secondary School
College Canisius (1992–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Undrafted
Playing career 1996–2011
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
As player:
1996–1997 Darüşşafaka
1997–1998 Brandt Hagen
1998–2000 Besançon
2000–2001 UNICS Kazan
2001–2002 Fabriano Basket
2002–2004 Zadar
2004 Central Dawgs
2004–2005 Viola Reggio Calabria
2005–2006 Telekom Baskets Bonn
2006–2007 ČEZ Nymburk
2007–2009 Euphony Bree
2009–2011 BG Göttingen
As coach:
2011–2012 BG Göttingen
2012–present S.Oliver Baskets (assist.)

Michael Meeks (born February 23, 1972) is a former Canadian professional basketball player. Meeks currently work as assistant coach in S.Oliver Baskets. He is a former member of the Canadian national men's basketball team.

College play[edit]

A 6'9", 235 lb. centre-power forward, Meeks led Canisius College in his senior year in 1996 to the school's only NCAA Tournament appearance since the mid-1950s. They lost badly in the first round, however, to the Utah Utes. He finished his four-year career as the school's second all-time scorer and rebounder and was inducted in the Hall of Fame in January 2007.

International play[edit]

Meeks played for Canada in the 2000 Summer Olympics and was central to the team winning their preliminary round group leading the team in scoring. (They lost in the quarter-finals however and finished 7th.) He also competed in two world championships, 1998 and 2002.


Meeks is a dual citizen, having acquired German citizenship whilst playing there. He is a native of Brampton, Ontario, having settled there as a youth after immigrating to Canada from Jamaica.