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Meeks comments on UNC visit

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Jodie Meeks, the No. 36 ranked player in the class of 2006, has unofficially visited a number of schools this fall. With two scholarship offers on the table already, the 6-foot-4, 197-pound shooting guard from Norcross (Ga.) High School most recently visited North Carolina.
“I liked the visit a lot,” said Meeks. “I had a chance to talk to Roy Williams for a few minutes, and he’s a really nice guy. I went to their practice, and he does a good job. They are really organized.
“I like the facilities. They all seem to be new. They didn’t show me the campus much, but I like what I saw. It was a great visit.”
In an October interview with Rivals.com, Meeks listed Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida, Auburn, Colorado, North Carolina, Clemson and Kentucky as schools he is interested in and that list has not changed. Both Colorado and Clemson have offered Meeks.
“I’m still pretty much wide open,” he said. “I’ll probably start narrowing down my list in the spring.”
Meek’s AAU coach Horace Neysmith of the Georgia Stars sees Meeks as developing into an elite prospect who will score a lot of points in college.
“I think Jodie will be an explosive scorer on the next level,” said Coach Neysmith. “He can do what a lot of kids can’t, and that is shoot the midrange jumper.
“Jodie just came on the scene with last summer being his first time to play AAU ball. I think when it is all said and done, he will be a top 25 player in the country.”
Meeks, who averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game last season, is a well built shooting guard who can score in a variety of ways. With a high basketball IQ and a solid skill set, Meeks has a strong, if not flashy, all around game. He was one of the outstanding performers at the Nike Hoop Jamboree for underclassman this summer.
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