Jodie Meeks of Kentucky made 14 of 21 shots, including 9 of 14 3-pointers, and scored a career-high 46 points in the Wildcats’ 93-69 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday.
Said Meeks: “It is a good feeling to get 46 points. I give credit to my teammates for finding me. I didn’t know how many points I had until I made a free throw and had 38 points.”
His 46 points are the most by a Kentucky player since 1971.
I knew Jodie Meeks was going to be special at UK when I met his father right before they committed to Tubby Smith. Jodie was on no one’s radar to be a Collegiate SuperStar. If he keeps going at this level, he’ll be in rare air. Up there with the Kentucky Greats. Issel, Walker and the like. The first star of the Gillispie era.
Congrats to the young man on a stellar game and keeping his head on straight all the while.
Mr. and Mrs. Meeks are rightfully proud. What an excellent young man.
Rock on Wildcats!