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Center | 6’-11” | 210 lbs. | Indiana

There was no bigger arrival at Indiana University for Head Coach Tom Crean than that of Cody Zeller. A much-heralded high school center, Zeller validated Crean’s efforts in Bloomington and the player’s impact was felt right away. In two years playing for Indiana, the big man averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and just over one assist and steal per game. While he helped turn his college team’s performance around, questions remain about how his game will transfer over to the NBA. Mainly, it seems as though he will have to prove he is tough enough to handle the banging down low.

NCAA Stats

Season

School

Conf

G

MP

FG

FGA

FG%

3P

3PA

3P%

FT

FTA

FT%

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

2012-13

Indiana

Big Ten

36

29.5

5.5

9.8

.564

0.0

0.1

.000

5.4

7.2

.757

8.0

1.3

1.0

1.3

2.3

2.2

16.5

Draft Combine Measurements & Results

Height w/o shoes: 6'10.75"


Height with shoes: 7'0.25"


Weight: 230


Wingspan: 6' 10.75"


Standing Reach: 8'10"


Body Fat: 4.75


Hand Length: 8.5


Hand Width: 10.5


Three-quarter time: 3.15


Lane Agility Time: 10.82


Modified Time: 2.69


Standing Leap: 35.5


Maximum Leap: 37.5

“As good as Zeller was last season, when he led the team in scoring, rebounding and steals and was ranked first in the Big Ten in field goal percentage, you can expect a big jump in his sophomore year. A full year of strength work has beefed up his lanky frame, and he spent most of his off-season improving his perimeter skills. Crean even put Zeller in charge of initiating the offense off the dribble from halfcourt, and he frequently chastised Zeller for neglecting to drive by his defender. Though Zeller did not attempt a three-pointer last season, he is capable of making them, and I expect he'll loft a few this year if only to keep defenses honest.”

- Seth Davis, SI.com

"I can control a lot of different things that I really couldn’t while in college, because we just had so many different and talented players. So I just want to show everyone that there’s more to my game than what they’ve seen so far."

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