Jodie Meeks has perspective and a Kentucky degree

Jodie Meeks - photo by Walter Cornett |
Jodie Meeks – photo by Walter Cornett |

Five years removed from a University of playing career that culminated with his second-round draft selection, returned to the interview table Thursday at Memorial Coliseum with perspective on the Wildcats’ program.

“It’s come a long way from the days,” Meeks said. Then he smiled. “Don’t quote me on that.”

Meeks, coming off his best season, knows by now that he won’t get away with that in a press conference setting. He’s got more important concerns these days — first, participation in graduation ceremonies this week at UK.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard has come back to Lexington each summer since he left after three years of college to finish his degree in business marketing.

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