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