North Carolina signed their third recruit thus far for the 2013-14 season. Kennedy Meeks is the latest addition to the incoming freshman crop. Meeks is a 6’9” 275 lb. center from Charlotte, NC, about 2 and a half hours from the Chapel Hill campus. He had narrowed his options down to Georgetown and UNC, but made his final decision for the latter on Nov. 16.
In Meeks, head coach Roy Williams gets a coachable young player. Meeks has excellent feet for a player of his size. He is able to beat his defenders with a combination of post moves and brute strength, but has a soft touch to finish shots. He will also be a great rebounder by way of his great hands, and he hits the glass hard on a consistent basis.
Meeks will need to continue to work on his conditioning, athleticism, and weight to improve his ability to run the floor. He won’t be the greatest shot blocker, but he will use his wide body and strength to bully opposing big men. Expect him to improve his game every season and be a primary scoring option for the Tar Heels in the post. Defensively he will be their anchor in the paint altering how rival teams attack the basket.
Meek is the third ESPN top 100 recruit signed by North Carolina for next season as he is ranked No. 20. Forward Isaiah Hicks, and guard Nate Britt have also committed to Roy Williams’ squad for next year, but they aren’t done recruiting yet as top recruit Andrew Wiggins is still considering UNC for his collegiate career.