The No. 57 ranked player in the class of 2005 Jodie Meeks only increased his stock with his solid play at the Nike Hoop Jamboree. The 6-foot-4, 197-pound shooting guard from Norcross (Ga.) High School can score it from deep, in the midrange, and at the basket. Right now he is interested in five schools in the southeast.
"Right now I’m interested in Auburn, North Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Florida,” said Meeks. “It's early in the process, so I don't have a favorite yet."
Although the attention that his play is beginning to bring him is nice, Meeks is focused on becoming a complete basketball player.
"I’m just trying to get better,” he said. “ I’m working hard to become a better defensive player by working a lot on my footwork. I’m also working on my shooting and passing. I want to be a complete player."
Even though Meeks would like to play in an up tempo style, the versatile scorer feels he can adapt to any system of play.
"I want to go to a school that has strong academics,” he stated. “I also like an up tempo style of play. That may or may not factor into my decision. I feel I can fit in any style of play."
Meeks has just started playing with Norcross High School after transferring from Roswell High School. He recently helped his new team finish second in the And 1 Regional Tournament, scoring 23 points. The loss came to Dunwoody High School and their 2006 star An’Juan Wilderness, who scored 30 points in the final game.