Kennedy Meeks signs for Cholet Basket in France

Kennedy Meeks has signed for Cholet Basket of the Pro A in France.

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Meeks last played in the top-tier of South Korean basketball for the Changwon LG Sakers after starting the season in Seoul with Isaiah Hicks at the Seoul Samsung Thunders.

I spoke with Kennedy about his most recent move:

“France is somewhere I always wanted to go and it’s very unique opportunity for me and my career. I’m excited about meeting the team and trying to go on a championship run.”

Kennedy Meeks comments to Ceiling is the Roof

Marcus Paige recently signed for Orleans Loiret in France and will be facing up against Kennedy in the top-tier of French basketball.

Since graduating from Chapel Hill, Meeks played in the NBA G-League for the Raptors 905 and then took his talents to Asia to play in Japan. In Meeks’ first season overseas he averaged 14.68 PPG and 11.0 RPG for Sea Horses Mikawa in the Japanese B-League. Meeks then signed for Levanga Hokkaido in the 2019/20 season, where he put up monstrous numbers with 20.97 PPG and 10.87 RPG through the season.

Last season, Meeks played in Seoul with Isaiah Hicks before being a part of a trade deal with another member of the Seoul Samsung Thunders squad. Meeks then played a handful of games for Changwon before heading back home to North Carolina.

Kennedy Meeks was a guest on the Ceiling is the Roof Podcast and talks about playing overseas in Asia since leaving Chapel Hill.

TEAMSEASONMPGPPGRPGBPGDBL/DBL
AISHIN SEA HORSES (JAPAN)2018/1932.014.6811.01.0517
LEVANGA HOKKAIDO (JAPAN)2019/2034.120.9710.871.2321
SEOUL SAMSUNG THUNDERS (SOUTH KOREA)2020/2115.16.816.000.311
CHANGWON LG SAKERS (SOUTH KOREA)2020/2110.77.254.250.50
Statistics are up to date as of May 31st (source: basketball.realgm.com)

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