NBA Comparison: Tony Delk/Juan Carlos Navarro
Strengths: Versatile and athletic player with great scoring ability (he is averaging 28 ppg on 17 shots/pg which is efficient) … He is a one of the best spot-up shooters in the league 1.52 pps, .415 3p% … Knows how to use screens and reads defenders well to get open for shots … possesses nice body strength for the SG position … Has a nice release and good form on his jump-shot and his range is well behind NBA 3pt (he lands in the same spot where he took off and he is always square to the rim with his shoulders) … Meeks knows how to get open and has many options; cuts hard to the basket because he knows that he is guarded well or double teamed … Has great elevation on his shot and when his feet are set he doesn’t miss … Meeks can create his own shots and score in so many ways because of his tremendous speed: off the dribble, step-back that he loves to use to create space for his shot or the pump-fake and dribble drive … Meeks started scoring more off backdoor cuts because defenders were denying him … If he hits his first few shots and starts feeling good and gets very comfortable, offensively he is hard to stop … Jodie is not just a stand still shooter; his speed and quickness are underrated … Moves very well without the ball. Likes to pull up for 3pt in transition. Meeks will find a way to be factor in every game even if his shots are not falling in … Very good free-throw shooter .89 ft% … Passes the ball fairly well. He warms up before games with purpose going full speed … He almost tripled his scoring average going from 8.8 ppg last year to 25 ppg this year so far … Defensively he does a good job at getting into the passing lanes. A prolific scorer, He has seven 30+ games so far.
Weaknesses: Standing at 6’4” Meeks lacks size and length for the SG position in the NBA … Rhythm shooter-if he gets out of rhythm or disrupted he will struggle to make shots … Has to improve his shot selection; he can force some shots and be inconsistent … Meeks has to become more aggressive and attack the basket more … His ball-handling ability is limited and he commits too many turnovers; gets in trouble by dribbling into the traffic (3.0 to and .59 a/t ratio). Defensively his lateral quickness has to improve and become much better help defender in order to compete at the next level … Converting points around the rim under pressure can be an issue for him …
Stevan Petrovic 3/7/09