Calipari: Meeks to go pro

By  | 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky top scorer Jodie Meeks has
decided to leave the Wildcats and remain in consideration for the
NBA draft.

Coach John Calipari posted Monday morning on Twitter that he was
excited for Meeks and wished he had the chance to coach him. The
school also released a statement.

The decision is one of few setbacks in Calipari's efforts to
amass a star-studded roster. He has landed some of the nation's top
recruits, and center Patrick Patterson decided not to go pro.

Meeks provided one of the few highlights for a lackluster
Kentucky season when he scored a team-record 54 points against
Tennessee. The guard from Norcross, Ga., had one season of
eligibility remaining.