It's a difficult transition made every year by NBA rookies. They are used to being the big man on campus, the star of the team, the go-to guy. Reality first sets in on draft night. After a few months of speculation, they are drafted by a team. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are drafted lower than hoped, and they embark on a journey that will result in little to no playing time, in which they will battle just to be noticed in hopes to catch their break to become a star. Jodie Meeks knows this journey all too well. Meeks had a superb junior season for the Kentucky Wildcats. He set the single-game scoring record by scoring 54 points against Tennessee. He played so well he was named a second team All-American. Most felt he would be a first-round draft choice. That's not how things worked o ...
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