Mike Meadows remarkable talents and achievements have earned him back-to-back Big Sky All-Academic Team honors in 2020 and 2021. This star athlete has committed to Saint Louis University, bringing his exceptional skills to the Billiken’s court with one more year of eligibility. The ink on the contract dried in May 2023, officially making him a part of the St. Louis family.
But before his St. Louis days, let’s rewind to his explosive senior season at Portland in 2022-23. Despite battling through an injury, this unstoppable force played in 21 games, starting in 12 of them. With an adrenaline-fueled drive, he achieved a career-high average of 11.0 points per game, securing his spot as the fourth-highest scorer for the Pilots. Not just a scoring machine, he also contributed 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, displaying his versatility on the court. And oh boy, did he make his mark with nine double-figure scoring performances, including a jaw-dropping career-high of 39 points against Santa Clara. Shooting lights out at 45.7% from the field and an impressive 36% from beyond the arc, he left opponents in awe of his shooting prowess.
But that’s not all. Picture this: the 2021-22 season, when he was a redshirt junior at Portland. Starting in an incredible 25 out of 26 games, he showcased his basketball wizardry before an unfortunate back injury cut his season short. With his exceptional skills on full display, he averaged 10.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game, proving to be an unstoppable force on the court. Making his mark in the record books, he achieved an outstanding 91% free throw shooting percentage and etched his name in Portland program history with the first-ever triple-double. Yes, you heard that right! A mesmerizing performance that included 15 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds against Willamette. And let’s not forget his sensational season-high of 22 points against Incarnate Word, where he showcased his long-range sniping skills and perfection from the free throw line.
But this basketball prodigy didn’t just shine at Portland—his journey started to gain momentum during his sophomore season at Eastern Washington in 2020-21. With 15 starts in 19 games, he exploded onto the scene, showcasing his incredible talents. Averaging an impressive 10.5 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.2 rebounds per game, he left his mark on every court he stepped foot on. Making his presence known in the NCAA Tournament and the Big Sky Tournament, he proved he was a force to be reckoned with.