Garner Meads Athlete Profile

#41 Garner Meads

Garner Meads
Position: Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 225 Roster Years: 2000-2001 | 2003-2005 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Brighton High School

Personal

Born September 1981 in Salt Lake City ... parents are Garner and LeeAnn Meads ... has three sisters and two brothers ... enjoys playing the piano, cars, Sony PlayStation, swimming, water skiing and snow skiing ... was the student body historian at Brighton High his senior year and class vice president as a sophomore ... excercise science major with a business minor.

Before BYU

(Brighton High School): Three-time all-state forward at Brighton High School ... was named a McDonald's All-American, Parade Magazine Third Team All-American and U.S. Team selection for the Capital Classic ... is one of only four Utah high school players ever invited to play in the McDonald's All-America game ... named the Salt Lake Tribune 5A MVP, Deseret News Utah Mr. Basketball, Gatorade Utah Player of the Year, Rival.com Utah Player of the Year, Utah Tipoff Club Frank Layden Player of the Year and Region III MVP as a senior... earned academic all-state and academic all-region honors ... selected first-team all-state as a junior and senior and second-team all-state as a sophomore ... three-time first-team all-region III selection and region MVP as a senior ... named to the all-tournament team at the Reno Invitational and selected to the Adidas Camp All-American Team ... three-year starter and four-year letterman ... averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds as a sophomore, 16.8 points and 7 rebounds as a junior and 21 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6 assists as a senior ... led Brighton High School to the 5A state championship game as a senior ... was a two-time team MVP ... prepped with fellow BYU recruit Jesse Pinegar ... coached by Jim Jimas ... listed by Pac-West Hoops as the top-rated power forward among seniors in the west and was rated by Midwest Hoops as the No. 2 center in the country behind only Zach Randolph ... recruited by schools including Stanford, Utah, Syracuse, Kentucky, UCLA, Arizona and Notre Dame.

Summary

A 6-foot-8 forward from Salt Lake City, Meads played in 47 games for the Cougars over two seasons, starting in 27 contests and averaging 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game ... He showed promise as a heavily recruited McDonald's High School All-American, but was hampered by injury throughout his collegiate career, including 12 missed games in 2004-05 due to injury ... Because of the ongoing recovery process from his injuries, Meads announced in June 2005 that he was unable to continue playing basketball ... Meads entered his first year with BYU in 2000-01 after selecting the Cougars over Stanford and Utah, but suffered a punctured-lung injury the first week of practice and ended up deciding to redshirt ... After returning from a two-year LDS Church mission and splitting his redshirt season between the fall of 2000 and the winter of 2003, Meads completed his freshman season in 2004 and his sophomore year in 2005 ... As a player he could bang inside but had a nice mid-range game ... Meads has excelled academically at BYU with a 3.81 GPA studying exercise science on the pre-med track with a business minor ... An Academic All-MWC recipient and Cougar Club Scholar Athlete, Meads plans to finish his undergraduate degree at BYU before pursuing a post-graduate education ... Meads recorded career highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds during his BYU career.


Stats

BYU CAREER HIGHS:
POINTS: 19 vs. SDSU (2004)
FG MADE: 7 vs. SDSU (2004)
FG ATT: 11 vs. SDSU (2004)
FG%: .667 (6-9) (twice), last at USC (2005)
3FG MADE: --
3FG ATT: 1 (twice), last at Weber St. (2005)
FT MADE: 5 vs. Weber St., vs. SDSU (2004)
FT ATT: 6 vs. Weber St., (2004), at USC (2005)
FT %: 1.000 (5-5) vs. SDSU (2004)
REB: 11 vs. MSU-Billings (2005)
ASSISTS: 2 vs. Wash. St., vs. Boise St. (2005)
STEALS: 2 (three times) last vs. UNC (2005)
BLOCKS: 2 (three times) last at Utah St. (2005)
MINUTES: 34 vs. SDSU (2004)
MEADS STATS AT BYU
Year GP-GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off/Def-Tot/Avg
2003-04 29-18 16.0 47-87 .540 0-1 .000 29-45 .644 35/48-83/2.9
2004-05 18-9 17.3 29-74 .392 0-1 .000 21-30 .700 26/51-77/4.3
Total 47-27 16.5 76-161 .472 0-2 .000 50-75 .667 61/99-160/3.4
Year PF-FO A/Avg TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2003-04 73-2 9/0.3 28 12 11 123/4.2
2004-05 42-1 9/0.5 24 7 7 79/4.4
Total 115-3 18/0.4 52 19 18 202/4.3

2000-2001 | Redshirt Year

After suffering punctured lung in fall 2000 practice, left on two-year LDS Church mission at the semester. Finished redshirt in winter 2003..

2003-2004 | Freshman Year

Meads started 18 games as a redshirt freshman, including 16 of the last 17 games ... Overall, he appeared in 29 of 30 games, averaging 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting .540 from the floor and .644 from the line in 16 minutes per game ... He played double-digit minutes in 21 games, including 16 of the last 19 ... He was fifth on the team in rebounds, sixth in scoring and had the third-best field goal percentage ... In MWC games, he was fifth on the team in scoring at 6.3 ppg, and tied for second in rebounds at 3.7 rpg ... He shot 59 percent in league games, which would have rated second among MWC players but he hadn't taken the minimum three shots per game ... He had four double-figure scoring games and one double-digit rebounding outing ... He led BYU in rebounds in two games ... He had a career-best 2 blocks and tied personal-best 2 steals vs. Utah, scoring two of his four points with a drive to the hoop during a BYU run that gave the Cougars momentum towards the win ... He logged 16 minutes vs. Air Force (3 points) ... He played only eight minutes but scored 6 points on 2-of-2 shooting from the floor and the line vs. UNM ... He had 5 points, including a powerful drive and one-handed slam in traffic, while adding 7 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal at CSU ... He had a career-high 2 steals at Wyoming ... He played a career-best 34 minutes vs. SDSU, scoring a personal-best 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including an aggressive one-handed slam through traffic in transition, and added 8 rebounds ... He scored 10 points at Utah, all in the first half, and added 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot while logging 29 minutes ... He came off the bench at Air Force, scoring 5 points and grabbing 5 rebounds in 11 minutes ... He recorded his first double-double with 13 points and a season-best 10 rebounds vs. Wyoming in Provo, going 6-for-9 from the floor in 26 minutes ... He went 2-for-3 in 11 minutes vs. CSU in Provo, scoring 4 points with 2 rebounds ... He started and played well at SDSU with 10 points, going 4-of-6 from the floor, along with 4 rebounds in 26 minutes on the floor ... He played well in BYU's upset over nationally ranked and eventual Final Four participant Oklahoma State with 7 rebounds, including a key offensive rebound, and 6 points while playing 26 minutes ... After that game he sat out the next game, vs. Western Oregon, and played only five minutes against USC, resting from an injury ... He played much of the season with nagging injuries that required off-season surgery.
SUMMER TOUR IN AUSTRALIA (2003): Meads averaged 9.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.3 apg and 1.0 spg in 18.6 minutes.

2004-2005 | Sophomore Year

Averaged 4.3 rebounds, third on the team, and 4.4 points per game while shooting 39.2 percent from the floor ... Played in 18 games, starting in nine ... Scored in double figures twice while also notching double-digit rebounds twice and led the team in boards four times ... Played for six minutes vs. UNM in the MWC Tournament after missing the prior seven games due to a leg injury ... He had a productive 5 points and 4 rebounds in his six minutes vs. the Lobos ... Pulled down 4 rebounds while adding 4 points in 17 minutes against Utah ... Started against Air Force, scoring 6 points on 3-for-6 shooting in 27 minutes ... In his first start since Dec. 18, Meads recorded a career-high 11 rebounds against MSU-Billings ... Scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 12 minutes vs. SDSU after missing the prior three games with a foot injury ... He missed two games earlier with an injured ankle ... After returning from the injured ankle, he had scored more than 4 points in a game only once (10 points at USC) in six outings before equaling his season high of 10 points at Weber State in his last action prior to his recent foot injury ... Also shared team-high honors with 6 rebounds at Weber State ... Had 10 rebounds and two assists against Washington State ... Also dished out a career-high two assists against Boise State, adding four points and three rebounds in 14 minutes ... Recorded a season-high 10 points with eight rebounds at USC ... Returned from injury at Utah State on Dec. 1, posting two blocked shots in 18 minutes ... Started the first two games but had to sit out the next two games after injuring his ankle against Stanford ... Averaged 5.5 points and team-best 7.0 rebounds over the first two games of the season.