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Floor-spacing forward Zane Meeks commits to Nevada basketball

Zane Meeks
Zane Meeks is a 6-foot-9 power forward who can stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting. (Instagram)

Zane Meeks liked what he saw at Nevada and didn't waste any time committing to the Wolf Pack.

A 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward originally from Prairie Village, Kan., Meeks signed with Nevada on Monday morning at the conclusion of his official visit to campus.

"I love Coach (Steve) Alford and the staff," Meeks said in a text message to Nevada Sports Net as he boarded a flight home from the Reno-Tahoe International airport. "They are proven winners. I feel I can play right away, the facilities are absolutely awesome and Reno is a beautiful city."

Meeks, a three-star recruit per Rivals.com, is the second player to sign with Nevada following the hiring of Alford. He joins combo guard Kane Milling, from France, and JuCo product Eric Parrish in Nevada's 2019 recruiting class.

Meeks is from the Midwest but played his final season of high school ball at Brewster Academy, a prep power program from Wolfeboro, N.H., that won the National Prep Championship this season. Meeks played for Shawnee Mission East High in Kansas his first three seasons before being offered a spot at Brewster Academy during a trip to the East Coast for an unofficial visit to Dartmouth. At Brewster Academy, Meeks played alongside high-major talents like Jalen Lecque (NC State commit) and Joel Brown (Cal commit). In all, the team had seven players sign high major and that doesn't include the No. 2-ranked sophomore in the nation.

Brewster went 34-7 this season while playing a national schedule and has produced several NBA players, including current Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell as well as first-round picks T.J. Warren, Mitch McGary, Thomas Robinson and Craig Brackins.

"Brewster was one of the best decisions I've made," Meeks said in a text. "My level of play increased dramatically over my year at Brewster. Playing against five ESPN top-50 and seven signed high-major guys day in and day out gave me an incredible amount of experience."

Meeks averaged 9.8 points per game during his senior season and hit 80 3-pointers at a 44.5 percent clip. He averaged 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds as a junior at Shawnee Mission East. Meeks is an excellent 3-point shooter with the ability to space the floor as a power forward with a quick release and deep range. He also had offers from Air Force, Appalachian State, Belmont, Brown, Bryant, Columbia, Furman, Missouri-Kansas City, Illinois Chicago, Ohio and UMBC. He took unofficial visits to Nebraska, Cornell and Dartmouth.

Meeks' parents both played college ball, his mother for University of Missouri–St. Louis and his father for Cornell.

The addition leaves Nevada with a minimum of three scholarships remaining depending upon the status of the Wolf Pack's players in the NCAA transfer portal.

Here is a look at the Wolf Pack's current roster.


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