Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I had never heard of Jodie Meeks until late last night.
So you know now, Jodie Meeks is a Junior for the Kentucky Wildcats (13-4) basketball team.
Last night, Meeks set a school record for points in a game with 54. Meeks broke the school's all time record set by Dan Issel in 1970.
Meeks achieved this accomplishment on the road against Tennessee. The Volunteers aren't really considered a cupcake team either. Remember Tennessee was ranked No. 1 at one point last year. And considering Kentucky basketball's rich history, this is quite a milestone.
Meek's 54 points were the most scored by an SEC player since Chris, better known as Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Jackson put up 55 for LSU in 1989.
Meeks is a product of Norcross, Georgia.
His final line for the record night:
15-22 fg%, 10-15 for 3's, 14-14 from the line, 8 boards and 4 dimes.