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Cody Zeller

  • Full Name: Cody Zeller
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 7-0 / 230
  • Birthdate: October 5, 1992
  • College: Indiana
Charlotte Bobcats Round 1: Pick 4

- Fourth Pick: Cody Zeller
- NBA Style: Cody Zeller
- Cody Zeller Draft Diary: Part 1 | Part 2

- Mobile and active
- Efficient low-post scoring skills
- Good free-throw shooter
- Competes
- High character
- Great understanding of the game

- Has to get stronger
- Needs to prove he can muscle with bigger players

NBA projection
Zeller is a lottery pick, and how high he goes depends on the interview and workout process and a team’s particular needs.I think his stock with where he's at with the people that make the decisions and sign the checks is very high,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “Once they see Cody in the settings of the workouts, in the settings of the competitions, the settings of the weight rooms, and the settings of the interview process, they'll be even more amazed.”

2012-13 Season
Zeller earned numerous first- and second-team All-America honors after a sophomore season in which he led the Hoosiers in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots and helped lead them to consecutive NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances for the first time since 1994.

Key statistics
16.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.2 tpg, 1.0 spg, 1.3 bpg, 29.5 mpg, .562 FG, .757 FT

Cool statistic
Zeller holds the Indiana record for career field-goal percentage (.591).

Reminds me of...
Tyler Hansbrough

What Insiders Say
Indiana coach Tom Crean
“He's got a unique skill set, he's got unique athleticism, he's got unprecedented character, and it’s been an absolute thrill and joy to watch him develop over these last couple years to help get his game and to help our team to where it has been.”

What Outsiders Say
North Carolina coach Roy Williams
“Cody out-ran us a couple of times tonight, and I thought I was watching his middle brother Tyler out there because that's what he used to do for us.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch