It's official: Stephen Curry has been bumped to No. 3. Yes, the Davidson sharpshooter, whose season-high 44 points against North Carolina State and Oklahoma marked the second-highest point total this season (North Dakota State's Ben Woodside is tops with 60 in a game), has been pushed aside.
Kentucky's Jodie Meeks is now No. 2.
The 6-4 junior just put the finishing touches on a career-high 46-point performance in the Wildcats 93-69 rout of Appalachian State. Meeks dropped nine threes, went 14-for-21 from the field and 9-of-10 from the foul line. He also managed to put in a little work defensively with four steals.
While Tyler "Psycho T" Hansbrough has dominated the headlines with his recent scoring record, Meeks has been putting on a season-long show. In his opener, he put up 39 against VMI. In Kentucky's two-point win over Kansas State in November, Meeks had 37 points. Another game, another 30-plus-point performance.
But that's not what's most impressive about Meeks. This kid either has an incredibly loyal fan base or he's desperately trying to become the next basketball brand. When you tire of Duke's pummeling of Xavier or yet another North Carolina win this afternoon, head over to Meeks' personal web site. Photo galleries, video clips, news articles, stats and a journal that is COMING SOON! And if that, or the usual college page with his entire bio, stats, life highlights, accolades, blah, blah, blah, try his Wikipedia page, which was updated as soon as the App. State game ended.