June 2, 2009  

A note from Jodie - NBA draft update
Jodie Meeks - jodiemeeks.net

Norcross, GA. – Hello again and I just thought this would be a good time to take a moment and update those who are interested in what I am doing. It is widely known that I have worked out for Oklahoma, Detroit, Washington, Atlanta, and I just finished a workout with Minnesota. I don't think it is fair to share my future schedule as the teams have a right to announce for themselves who they are working out. I have not been able to schedule workouts for all of the teams that were interested in me. There just weren't enough days and some of the schedules clashed. I'll just say, I have been having a lot of fun flying from city to city and I have met many very good people. The NBA GM's, Assistant GM's and Coaches have been great! I have been amazed and humbled at how much the NBA coaches and GM's have watched me during the season.

When I started this journey I said I would keep my options open for a return to UK. I am still pursuing my dream of playing in the NBA, but I have not closed any doors.

My NBA predraft assessment was a snapshot, a picture of what the NBA saw in me when I entered into the draft. It said I could be as high as middle first round, could be late first round prior to any workouts, but as people declare for the draft it could change. I could also be as low as the early second round if the teams needs, or if other players were viewed ahead of me. I know the mock drafts didn't know that information, but it has been interesting to see people say I wouldn't even be drafted! I have only gathered input from NBA personnel. One of the GM's from the NBA shared with me that he thought I would be a better player in the NBA than I was at college, another said he thought I could be a big scorer in the pro's. One day I hope I can live up to their expectations. The input has been good. I will continue to work hard, and will make a decision prior to the deadline.

Thanks for all of your support and interest.




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