Off to a stellar 17-0 start this season, Norcross (Ga.) High School is reaping the benefits of transfer Jodie Meeks, the team's top prospect. Meeks, the No. 36 ranked player in the class of 2006, has averaged 20 points per game over the last seven games as he becomes more comfortable in the Norcross system. The 6-foot-4, 197-pound shooting guard also received his first two SEC offers with his impressive play.
"I'm interested in Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Georgia and Colorado," said Meeks. "I've received offers from Auburn, Alabama, Colorado and Clemson. But right now, I'm still wide open."
SEC schools Alabama, Auburn and Arkansas have all watched Meeks play this season. Alabama head coach Mark Gottfried took in a game himself before tendering the Alabama offer.
Meeks, who is averaging 17 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game, has unofficially visited every school on his list, except for Arkansas and Colorado. His plans are to use his official visits next fall after he solidifies his school list down to a top five.
This summer, instead of running with the Georgia Stars, whom he has played for in the past, Meeks will join the newly formed Georgia Hurricanes AAU squad. Former Michigan Hurricanes coach Chris Greer has recently relocated to Atlanta and is helping spearhead the new club.
Meeks caught the eye of Rivals.com with his impressive play early last summer at the Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis, Mo. Meeks displayed his versatile scoring prowess against the top Nike underclassmen in the country.
Along with his scoring ability, Meeks is also an attractive prospect because he has a solid all around game and a body that is ready for the high-major level. Nonetheless, Meeks is well aware that his game has room for improvement.
"I've been working hard to improve my defense and feel like it's getting better," he said. "I need to improve my ball handling and continue to be more consistent from the perimeter."