Energetic, physical forward who can mix it up inside or knock down the perimeter shot ... extremely hard worker with a high basketball IQ ... smooth left-handed shooting stroke ... comes to Bucknell from a very successful high school program.
Made collegiate debut on opening night at Monmouth ... logged 8 pts. (4-6 FG), 5 reb. in 16 min. in win over Siena ... scored 9 pts. (4-5 FG) and hit his first career 3FG in 7 min. in win at Richmond.
John Robert Meeks ... born March 16, 1999 in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... son of Cliff and Betsy Meeks ... has two younger sisters, Anna and Alie ... competed in basketball, baseball and track & field at The Burlington School ... captained the basketball and baseball teams ... two-time all-state selection for coach Ron Johnson ... three-time all-conference selection ... two-time Times-News All-Region selection and Player of the Year ... as a senior averaged 18.2 points per game while leading his team to an undefeated season and its second North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A state title in a three-year span ... scored 23 points in the state championship game ... recorded his 1,000th career point as a junior, when he averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds per game ... in four years of high school his team went 119-6 with two state titles ... played AAU basketball with PSB Select.