North Carolina Basketball: Kennedy Meeks Sheds Nearly 50 Pounds
Tar Heels forward Kennedy Meeks found himself on the wrong end of quite a few fat jokes throughout his freshman campaign. Not anymore.
Meeks shed some considerable weight this offseason, estimated to be down from around 320 pounds to 270. The 6-foot-9 rising sophomore averaged 7.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game last year.
But after lumbering through an inconsistent 2013-14 season, Meeks and his new frame should see a bump in playing time and effectiveness this year. He’s even svelte enough now to throw down windmill dunks, as seen below.