UNC’s Kennedy Meeks lashes out at reporters who say he shouldn’t start

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks has started 18 games for the Tar Heels this year, but members of the media seem to think Isaiah Hicks should start in his place.

Sure enough, Meeks took to Twitter and expressed his frustration at his critics his own way after ESPN’s Jay Williams tweeted the following.

Meeks responded, and how.


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Wow, Kennedy. Tell us how you really feel, especially with that tweet to the reporters that has since been deleted!

Look, here’s the thing. Meeks is a 6-foot-9, 265 pound senior who is averaging 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, plus 1.3 blocks. Hicks is a bit smaller at 6-foot-8, 230 pounds and is averaging 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, but over 18.4 minutes per contest compared to the 21.3 per game that Meeks receives.

Thus, it can be argued that Hicks could produce more if given more playing time.

But Tar Heels coach Roy Williams knows his system, and he’s going to start the players he feels gives UNC the best chance to win. If that means starting Meeks over Hicks, then it is what it is.

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