Michael Meeks (basketball)
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February 23, 1972 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2004–2005||Viola Reggio Calabria|
|2012–present||S.Oliver Baskets (assist. coach)|
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.
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.
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.