The big 6-ft 10-inch Joe Meriweather made Southern Illinois University a legitimate contender during the mid-1970s. A very accurate shooter, in 1974-1975 with Southern Illinois , the hoops star finished with the third highest field goal percentage among all NCAA college basketball players, making 178-of-287 attemts, for a .619 pct.
Joe Meriweather was selected by the Houston Rockets and was the 11th overall college player chosen in the 1975 NBA draft. As a rookie he averaged 10.2 points per game.
A well-traveled NBA player, Joe Meriweather played for 6 teams during his 11-year NBA career. Oddly and to much disappointment of Joe M himself, he played in 670 regular season games but only 10 NBA playoff games - a poor ratio indeed. All 10 games came in one playoff - in 1980-81 with the Kansas City Kings.
Basketball HIstory compiled by staff of sportshistorian.com