Kennedy Meeks News Archive

Chansky’s Notebook: Four In A Row?

Seeing Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson all playing pick-up in the Smith Center reminds us of one important streak Carolina can keep going this season. North Carolina will go into the 2018-19 season with the chance of having its fourth straight nationally ranked team with at least two senior starters. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Kennedy Meeks, Luke Maye's Return & More

The newest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast includes a visit with 2017 NCAA champion Kennedy Meeks, a discussion of Luke Maye's withdrawal from the NBA Draft process and more. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of for a full dose of Tar Heel athletics. (

Kennedy Meeks tweets reminder of 2017 national championship

Each of the last two seasons, it was North Carolina preparing to play in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship game, but the Tar Heels were unable to become the first team in a decade to make three straight trips to the Final Four. However, UNC forward Kennedy Meeks decided to take some time Monday to make it about his former team anyway. (

Video: Kennedy Meeks Scores Career-High 25 for Raptors 905

Former North Carolina forward and 2017 national champion Kennedy Meeks scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors G-League affiliate Raptors 905 to a 118-114 win over the Northern Arizona Suns on Friday. The Raptors 905 are coached by former UNC great Jerry Stackhouse. Read More...

Kennedy Meeks’ favorite time of year

Raptors 905 coach Jerry Stackhouse is sipping his coffee while getting set for a noon start time. Perhaps he should have had a sip of whatever Kennedy Meeks has around this time of year. There’s no better time for the 905’s starting center, still basking in the glory of his NCAA national championship title a year ago. “We the champions till we not the champions.” (Raptors Republic)

Experienced Tar Heels try to shrug off pressure of championship repeat

Theo Pinson and Joel Berry will give the Tar Heels an edge in experience Friday when they meet Lipscomb in Charlotte. Pinson joked that former players like Kennedy Meeks, who helped the Tar Heels win the National Championship last year, have nothing to do with their success this year. "They didn't guide me through anything — I guided them," Pinson joked. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Why there’s a ‘real chance,’ one expert says, that NCAA champs could emerge from Charlotte

The Tar Heels are coming off a national championship in 2017 and will seek their third straight trip to the Final Four. But this is a dramatically different team. Gone are interior stalwarts Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks, leaving UNC without much muscle on the interior. North Carolina has responded by relying on its two senior leaders, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Kennedy Meeks dominates paint with 23 points, 15 boards in NBA G-League Game

Former North Carolina forward, 2017 NCAA Champion, and current member of the NBA G-League's Raptors 905 Kennedy Meeks dominated in the paint on Tuesday, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in a 110-92 win over the Greensboro Swarm. Read More...

Brendan Haywood on UNC's Coaching, NCAA Chances

Brendan Haywood: "Carolina is capable of knocking off anybody. They don't have the Kennedy Meeks and the Brice Johnson and the Isaiah Hicks, those type of player anymore, so they are basically playing through the perimeter. When they are hot they can beat anybody, but at the same time when those shots aren't falling, it can be a tough time for them." (Inside Carolina)

Kennedy Meeks and Malachi Richardson are foes turned friends

Nearly two years ago, the 23-13 Syracuse Orange and 33-5 North Carolina Tar Heels battled it out in the Final Four. Fast forward two years. The No. 10 Tar Heels stormed the Carrier Dome on Wednesday, while former ACC foes, Malachi Richardson and Kennedy Meeks, found themselves playing together for Toronto’s G-League affiliate in Mississauga, Ontario. (Inside the Loud House)

Chansky’s Notebook: Our Coach of the Year

He won’t be, but North Carolina's Roy Williams should be ACC Coach of the Year. When you look at a team’s progress through the season, Williams has done the best job. His traditional double-post offense proved ineffective with three freshmen trying to replace Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley in the middle. So Roy went to his small lineup. (

Paige, Meeks and Hicks performing well in NBA G-League

Marcus Paige, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks are hoping to parlay their G-League success over to a permanent position with an NBA team. And with the results they’re each seeing this season, that’s entirely possible. Paige has asserted himself as a leader in Greensboro, while Hicks and Meeks are two of the best rebounders on their respective teams. (Keeping It Heel)

Kennedy Meeks Among Standouts at All-NBA G League Showcase

Ten standouts from the NBA G League Showcase were announced Saturday following the four-day event at the Hershey Centre and adjoining SportZone, home of Raptors 905, in Mississauga, Ontario. The event featured each of the league’s 26 teams playing two regular-season games apiece. Former UNC forward Kennedy Meeks was named to the second team. (

Kennedy Meeks’ improvement a highlight of Raptors 905 streak

“I’m just a great teammate.” Clad in a black warm-up shirt and extra-tight shorts, Kennedy Meeks sprawls over two chairs as he reviews film with assistant coach A.J. Diggs. The Raptors 905 forward is coming off perhaps his best game of the season – 6-for-9 from the field, 12 points, 15 boards, and a +31. The grins and jokes he offers betray an ever-growing confidence. (Raptors Republic)

Next to Luke Maye, Sterling Manley keeps UNC’s frontcourt efficient on both ends of the floor

Over his first 11 games, Sterling Manley has snagged 16 percent of the available offensive rebounds while on the floor. That’s an offensive rebounding rate that rivals Kennedy Meeks from a season ago. The 6-foot-11 freshman is a big reason why North Carolina is on pace to rank in the top 15 nationally in offensive rebounding rate for a fifth straight season. (ACC Sports Journal)

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