Updated 2 years ago by Alan Cutler
Everyone needs direction. Jodie Meeks wants to pay back because it's camps like his at Bryan Station High in Lexington that got him going. Meeks has not forgotten.
"The main thing about talking to kids is I just try to give them as much knowledge, because I remember as a kid I just was getting advice from older players really helped me out," says Meeks.
"It gave me a lot of confidence. That's why I am the player I am today."
The former UK star has thought about playing overseas with the NBA lockout going on, but he doesn't think he's going to do it. He tries to stay calm about the because there is nothing he can do.
"I mean you can't control it so I mean I don't worry about it. I just work out and try and stay ready so when they call us just like in football, whenever they call us, we'll be ready."
Meeks is always ready. Says he's in great shape.
To save money, Jodie moved out of his apartment in Philadelphia. Going home has some really good advantages.
"I'm just at home in Atlanta working out and living with my parents. It's great. No rent. Home cooked meals everyday so it's fun."
Doesn't matter that you are a starter in the NBA. Moms cooking is moms cooking.
"You miss it ten months out of the year because I am eating out all the time. I don't really cook that much. I don't cook at all. "
As far as his specialty dishes?
"I make cereal and pancakes, that's about it."