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Meeks remains in draft

Updated: June 16, 2009, 10:55 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Kentucky junior Jodie Meeks has informed new Wildcats coach John Calipari that he is staying in the NBA draft and forgoing his senior season.

In a surprising move, Meeks, who made a name for himself when he poured in a school-record 54 points in a win at Tennessee last season, informed Kentucky of the decision on Monday, hours before the 5 p.m. ET deadline for players to withdraw from the draft.

Calipari said he purposely backed off Meeks and didn't pressure him into making a decision ...

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