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North Carolina Basketball: Kennedy Meeks Sheds Nearly 50 Pounds

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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.

[College Basketball Talk]

 
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