Indiana making a push for 2013 center Kennedy Meeks

  • 07/14/2012 9:36 pm in

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Kennedy Meeks only had four points and five assists in his first game at the Nike Global Challenge.

In his second, he had six points and nine rebounds and in his third, he totaled two and three in limited minutes due to foul trouble.

But despite struggling statistically so far this weekend, it’s easy to see why so many schools are in hot pursuit.

The 2013 center consistently clogged the lane with his 6-foot-9, 297 lb. frame and had a soft touch around the basket. His physicality alone forced the opposition to alter shots in mid-air.

Meeks, who plays at West Charlotte High in Charlotte, North Carolina, is also known as arguably the best passing post player in his class.

He listed Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Louisville, Georgetown, Syracuse and Pittsburgh as the schools pursuing him the hardest.

In terms of the Hoosiers, Meeks said he is very interested and wants to take a visit to Bloomington in the coming months.

“They are one of the schools that have contacted me the most,” he said. “Coach Crean is a good coach. He shows his players the importance of defense.”

Meeks added that he spoke with Tom Crean two days ago and assistant Kenny Johnson last night. Both told him he could be an instant contributor for the Hoosiers.

“Just come in and play as a freshman, play good,” Meeks said of the coaches expectations. “Just be ready.”

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