Scouting Report: A breakout performer his junior season.
Strengths: Fantastic shooter. Has deep range on his jumper. Can knock down shots with a defender in his face. Strong build. Good athlete. Explosive scorer. Great free throw shooter. Quick release on his jumper. Good experience playing three years in the SEC. Solid passer. Gets steals by jumping the passing lane. Good at drawing fouls.
Weaknesses: Will be short for an NBA wing player. Needs to work on his defense - has trouble staying in front of his man. Gambles too much on defense. Needs to improve his ball-handling skills. Other than scoring doesn’t bring too much else to the table. Turns the ball over too much. Can be too reliant on the three-pointer - about half of his shots are from out beyond the arc. Was basically nothing more than an average player until his junior year.
Projected 2009 Draft Range: Early second round pick to undrafted.
Consensus: Jodie Meeks has definitely had an outstanding junior season in Lexington. However, he doesn’t project to be more than a role player at best in the NBA. He could fill the role of a long-range bomber off a bench in the NBA, but probably he’ll have to earn his keep in the minor leagues or Europe.
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