January 19, 2009  

Meeks named SEC player of the week for 3rd time

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Jodie Meeks was named the SEC Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.

The 6-4 Norcross, Ga., native helped lead Kentucky to a 2-0 record on the week with wins at Tennessee (90-72) and Georgia (68-45). Meeks set the school single-game scoring record with 54 points at Tennessee, while breaking the school mark for three-pointers with 10 in the same game.

He followed that game with a 22-point effort at Georgia, shooting 8-for-16 from the field and 3-for-8 from the three-point line.

Meeks currently ranks fourth nationally in scoring, averaging 25.7 ppg, and fifth in the nation in three-point field goals made (70). Meeks is also doing it from the line, shooting an SEC best 90.8 percent (109-120) from the charity stripe. He had a string of 36 consecutive made free throws snapped at Georgia.

The award is his third of the season and the sixth weekly league honor of his career.

Including this week, the Wildcats have received six weekly honors this season with Meeks being a recipient three times. Sophomore Patrick Patterson has been honored once and DeAndre Liggins was named the SEC Freshman of the Week earlier this year.









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