This week's NBA Draft combine in Chicago is part of the process of Jodie Meeks' deliberation about whether to stay in the draft or return to Kentucky for his senior season.
His father, Orestes Meeks, suggested the UK player would stay in the draft if he sensed he would be a first-round pick.
"First round is what he is looking for," the elder Meeks said in a text message. "Top 25 solidifies 1st round."
When asked what sense his son had of a first-round selection being likely, Orestes Meeks said, "According to mock drafts, not likely. According to the people with the NBA, we'll see."
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Players have until June 15 to withdraw from this year's NBA Draft. The draft will be June 25.
Meeks is about halfway through his schedule of workouts for NBA teams, his father said.