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Warriors Monta Ellis knocks the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers Jodie Meeks in Oakland, California
Golden State Warriors Monta Ellis (8) knocks the ball away from a driving Philadelphia 76ers Jodie Meeks (20) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on December 27, 2010. The Warriors defeated the 76ers 110-95. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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Jodie Meeks (born August 21, 1987 in Nashville, TN) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.

Meeks played college basketball for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. On January 13, 2009, he gained national recognition by breaking the Kentucky single-game scoring record by scoring 54 points in a nationally-televised game on ESPN against Tennessee. In the same game, he broke the university's single-game three-point record by making 10 three-pointers.

Meeks attended Norcross High School, which he led to its first state basketball championship in 2006 under coach Eddie Martin. During his senior high school season, Meeks averaged 23.6 points per game during the regular season and 28.3 points per game during the state playoffs. Meeks was named the 2006 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year . He was also named 2006 Gwinnett Daily Post Player of the Year, 2006 Atlanta Tipoff Club Metro Player of the Year and Player of the Month (February 2006). He was named to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) All Star Team and led the North Team to its first victory in over three years. He was named the North Squads’ MVP. He was also named to the All Tournament Team at Bob Gibbons, Kingwood, The Main Event (Las Vegas), Chick-Fil-A, and Dell Curry’s Bojangles tournament. Also, he was named to the 2006 Derby Classic All Star game and played with many of his future Kentucky teammates on April 15, 2006 against rival Louisville recruits.

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