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Jodie Meeks talks workouts, graduating from UK in Pistons Players Lounge


Former Wildcat Jodie Meeks sat down with the Players Lounge, presented by Fox Sports Detroit to talk about his past six years playing in the NBA. In the off-season, Meeks shared he’s worked on his lateral quickness and speed to improve his game, as well as maintain the weight he likes to keep during the regular season. Meeks said one thing that’s important to him is taking a couple weeks off to clear his head before he gets back into maintaining what he’s done for almost seven years.

When asked if he ever goes back to Kentucky for pickup games, Meeks mentions how he went back over the past five years to take classes in order to complete his degree. In May 2014, he returned to Rupp Arena for not a pickup game, but his graduation ceremony where he received a degree in business marketing.

Meeks spent three seasons playing with the Kentucky Wildcats and made several major moves, specifically in his junior season. On December 20, 2009, he tied Tony Delk’s record for most three pointers in a game with nine against Appalachian State. Then on January 13, Meeks broke Kentucky’s single-game scoring record, previously held by Dan Issel, with 54 points in Kentucky’s win against Tennessee.

Full video from the interview here:

[Players Lounge: Jodie Meeks]

I don’t think we’ll ever forget Jodie’s 54-point performance against Tennessee:

Article written by Kelsey Mattingly

Drew Franklin is my spirit animal. @kelseyKSR

5 Comments for Jodie Meeks talks workouts, graduating from UK in Pistons Players Lounge

  1. Jazz
    5:51 pm June 6, 2015 Permalink

    Junior* not Senior

    • Kelsey Mattingly
      6:05 pm June 6, 2015 Permalink

      All fixed! Thanks for pointing it out!

  2. pnasty94
    6:52 pm June 6, 2015 Permalink

    definitely the highlight of a couple of bad years at kentucky. i actually watched this one as it was happening, because I watch every game no matter what. who all remembers the jodie meeks witness picture ??

  3. pnasty94
    6:54 pm June 6, 2015 Permalink

    now just imagine if he would of stuck around for that john wall season

  4. Marty4UK
    9:53 pm June 6, 2015 Permalink

    He tied Delk’s record of 9 3’s on Dec 20th 2008, not 2009. That would have put Jodie Meeks on Cal’s first team and we could have used him in the WV game 🙂