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Jodie Meeks is Back On Campus

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Jodie Meeks is back on campus this summer to work on his degree. Though this hurts the narrative journalists would like you to believe about college athletes that leave school early, UK basketball’s twitter account (@KentuckyMBB) tweeted the above picture of Jodie in the UK basketball offices today along with the following message:

 

I don’t know what the hash tag “#54” means. Maybe it’s an estimate of the percentage Meeks would’ve shot from three point range had he stayed for his final season. Or maybe it’s just a shout out to Patrick Patterson.

To me, Jodie’s early departure is the biggest “what if” thus far in Calipari’s tenure. If he would have stayed, I doubt we lose to West Virginia in the Elite Eight. And I bet we win the title. Even without Jodie we were the best team left in that tournament. If Coach Cal could’ve kept Jodie around Lexington I think the incoming kids would be tweeting about getting ten instead of nine.

But, we can’t go back and change it now.  I think I speak for the BBN when I say good on you Jodie. Way to set an example. I can’t say I’d be doing the same if I was an NBA star making tons of money. Best of luck in class. Don’t let J. Cole continue to distract you.

 

In closing, here is one of my favorite moments from the career of Jodie Meeks. It combines an incredible move from a game in which Jodie had 40+ points with a legendary quote from one of my favorite announcers, Bill Raftery.

 

@AFlenerKSR

Article written by Aaron Flener

John, I was first team All-State. I can put the ball anywhere I want to. I'll make it rain out here.

48 Comments for Jodie Meeks is Back On Campus



  1. OneAndDone
    9:32 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    54….points dropped at Tennessee. Duh?



  2. Kyle
    9:33 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    #54 is the points scored vs Tennessee by Meeks



  3. OneAndDone
    9:34 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    And most points ever by any Cat. C’mon man!



  4. Ben
    9:34 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    The #54 is most likely a reference to the record setting performance against Tennessee in which he scored 54 points.



  5. Chad Johnson
    9:35 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Trolling with that “54” comment I see…



  6. Captain Obvious
    9:35 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    54 pts. How long have you been a UK fan?



  7. MD_Harman
    9:35 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Jodie scored 54 in Knoxville against the Vols. It’s the highest individual scoring output by any UK player ever.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf_TvtBx_y4



  8. Fearful
    9:36 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know if Aaron Flener is single, but he won’t be winning the Kentucky basketball couples contest.



  9. Chad Johnson
    9:36 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Hey someone else explain what 54 means…



  10. Chad Johnson
    9:38 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Jesus



  11. 54
    9:40 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    You already forgot about me? Good grief…



  12. Dean Martin
    9:41 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Hopefully the 54 thing was a bad joke…



  13. Eight Letters
    9:43 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously?? Aaron should be fired for incompetence with a comment like that.



  14. JordanG
    9:46 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    I got my pic took with him Sunday at Lexington mall



  15. shields eyes
    9:50 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    14 Can I borrow your time machine? I need to get some Karmelkorn and stop by Snack N Go.



  16. Jen
    9:54 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sorry, but this guy has no business writing on this or any other site. Does he have a knowledge of UK sports? Well, no. He can’t figure out what 54 means. Is his writing particularly noteworthy? Again, no. His grammar would be excellent for a 4th grader, and his insights on the relationship between money and education are at approximately the 4th-grade level, too.



  17. The Voice Of Reason
    9:55 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    my 10 year old brother knows that jodie dropped 54 points in knoxville… aaron flener is a [email protected]$$ of epic proportion



  18. BIG MONEY ROB
    9:56 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    54? The sad thing is I really think you have no idea what that references too. I even have a Nike Witness tee commemorating that night. But then again I think it was an attempt at a funny joke..



  19. morod
    9:58 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    It appears that no one could tell that was a joke. If you’ve ever read his other stuff, it’s obvious he puts little sentences here and there so you people will lose your crap over something so stupid. RELAX PEOPLE.



  20. Fearful
    9:59 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    This is not the University of Jodi Meeks, who does he think he is.



  21. Jen
    10:01 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    19. Oh, so he fails at humor, too.



  22. Calm down
    10:06 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Give the guy a break damn… He’s a good writer if you don’t like it don’t read it!!!



  23. Wow
    10:12 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    If you are so dumb that you cant even tell he was joking you should not be a ksr fan. I cant wait till you all are banned.



  24. Ridge Runner
    10:12 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Something tells me that when ya know what “54” is but ya tell UK folks ya don’t… that translates into yes, a perty good amount of comments in ya post.
    😉



  25. Han
    10:25 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Also, come next month, if Jodie’s still on campus, would love for him to play some pickup with the guys who are on campus.



  26. Jodie Meeks
    10:29 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, I was STUPID for going in the draft after my junior year. I guess it’s karma when Terrence Jones, a Kentucky National Champion DUNKED ALL OVER ME. Aaelriguhaergliuhraegliuhragliuragliuare!!!!!



  27. STEVE!
    10:32 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Looking forward to Jodie, Davis, MKG, and hopefully others playing pickup games with our team this summer. Just need a power forward and point guard to show up to work on their degrees. Patterson? Rondo? Wall? Anyone?



  28. This Is It...
    10:46 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    ZERO DOUBT that we win the NC if Jodie stays and possible Cal’s first undefeated season…



  29. Jeremy
    10:53 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    @ chad Johnson. Jesus was #54 on the court, but #1 in our hearts



  30. Dbrownscotta
    10:53 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Why don’t you a-holes lighten up and/or get a life?



  31. bill
    11:00 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Meeks stays you don’t get Bledsoe…cal told him to go. Besides Jodie came off a year averaging closer to 30….it would have been a big change to go to averaging 10



  32. Dang
    11:06 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Jodie was the only missing piece to a title in Cals first season with Cats. Could you imagine Jody with Wall, Patterson and Cousins. What ifs right? I still love you Jodie and your one of my favorite Cats.



  33. MikeCasey
    12:29 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    Guys, Jodie screwed UK out of a championship
    just like I did.
    I was an alcoholic and wrecked my car and
    missed a championship year.
    Meeks was just stupid, not an alcoholic…



  34. andy
    12:41 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    So now Jodie wants to be part of UK success? Give me a break.



  35. BigCat
    7:00 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    Loved Jodie Meeks. And, who set that screen? Darius Miller!! Loved both these guys! Great memories.



  36. bosshogg24
    7:04 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    I wonder if Jodie Meeks in his spare time could teach Willie Cauley-Stein how to make a foul shot?



  37. Yesterdays
    8:41 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    Jodie WHO? Is this the one dude who said he wasnt leaving college unless he got a first round promise?



  38. Bill Says
    8:51 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    Johnny Russell singing Birmingham. Johnny recorded a song I wrote several years ago. The title, “She’s A Natural Woman”,it was on the back side of Rednecks White Socks and Blue ribbon beer. You will find the song on the, Rednecks White Socks and Blue ribbon beer album if you care to look. RIP Johnny my friend. Oh by the way, I remember the night Jodie burned down Knoxville. If Jodie had stayed we would be going for number 10 in 2014. Go Big Blue.



  39. Billy G
    9:04 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    I Thought I told you guys before, this is not the University of Jodie Meeks…why should he remember #54?



  40. #54gate
    9:08 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    This has been stated in other posts but here is my statement on Flener’s #54gate.

    Just another sign of the site having worthless contributors and just people “filling space.” I am not at all surprised that KSR is looking for an influx of writing talent this summer. They certainly need it.

    I have followed KSR since the beginning and was even at the white castle eating contest with “Valvoline Guy” but recently I have found the site lacking in the content that made it what was in its heyday.

    The site has a huge following now but how long will that last when a majority of the content now on the site is just “fillers?”



  41. The old days...
    9:19 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    15) One (compound)word….Musicland



  42. Katdaddy
    10:56 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    That team was terrible!



  43. RCB
    11:13 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    Flener, how do you not know what the reference to 54 means? Seriously dude, come on.



  44. mrs. stg
    11:59 am May 23, 2013 Permalink

    Free mrs. stg



  45. Bruce Pearl
    12:12 pm May 23, 2013 Permalink

    How does this writer call themselves a UK fan, even I knew what the #54 meant.



  46. shields eyes
    1:03 pm May 23, 2013 Permalink

    42 When I think about how they would charge for CDs $19.99 and how much money I threw away over there, it makes me want to cry. 🙁



  47. Bobby Maze
    1:28 pm May 23, 2013 Permalink

    I know what 54 means. I had a great view of them all.



  48. Camp in Northen Ky
    1:52 pm May 23, 2013 Permalink

    He will be giving a small camp for young basketball players in northern ky this summer