The state of North Carolina could be on the verge of scoring two of the top-five senior centers in one fell swoop. The flagship public school in the Tar Heel State would be one of those lucky winners.
On the same night when 4-star pivot BeeJay Anya will officially commit to North Carolina State, Kennedy Meeks, the No. 2 center in the class of 2013, will choose between North Carolina and Georgetown. The Charlotte (NC) native is likely to stay in-state and choose the Tar Heels, Busting Brackets has learned.
North Carolina has long been a modest favorite in this recruitment thanks to the local factor and Roy Williams’ strong relationship with the Meeks family. But Meeks has wrestled with his decision in recent weeks, so much so that he’s had trouble writing off Georgetown altogether. Mama Meeks, according to a source, favors Georgetown, but there have been other influences within Meeks’ inner circle steering him to Chapel Hill.
A wide-bodied inside presence with soft hands and a solid low-post game, Meeks is one of the best rebounders in the class and an adept passer from the post. The 6-foot-8, 290-pound pivot will need to shave off pounds by the time he arrives on campus, wherever that is.
If the Heels are in fact his choice, Meeks will have bruising big man Joel James to help him in the fitness room. James lost upwards of 50 pounds between the start of his senior year of high school and his arrival at North Carolina.