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New Orleans Pelicans | #40 | Forward-Center

Cody

Zeller

PPG

1.8

RPG

2.7

APG

0.9

PIE

7.3

HEIGHT

6'11" (2.11m)

WEIGHT

240lb (109kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Indiana

AGE

31 years

BIRTHDATE

October 5, 1992

DRAFT

2013 R1 Pick 4

EXPERIENCE

10 Years

6'11" | 240lb | 31 years

DRAFT

2013 R1 Pick 4

BIRTHDATE

October 5, 1992

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Indiana

EXPERIENCE

10 Years

Player Bio

Cody Allen Zeller was born in 1992 in Winona, Minnesota to Steve and Lorri Zeller. He has two brothers, Tyler and Luke, who have also played in the NBA. Zeller grew up in Washington, Indiana and went to Washington High School. As a junior, he posted 20.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game and earned Indiana Junior All-Star honors as the team won a Class 3A State title. In his senior year, Zeller upped those averages to 24.6 and 13.1 while repeating as champs at the Class 3A level. As a result, he was named Indiana Mr. Basketball and a McDonald's All-American. Zeller established the Like A Child Foundation in 2019 with the goal of helping youth services. You can follow him on Twitter (@CodyZeller) and Instagram (@codyzeller). After three rebuilding seasons at Indiana, coach Tom Crean was ready to bring the Hoosiers back to the national stage. The coach felt he had a building block after Zeller decided to come to Indiana rather than North Carolina or Butler. The reigning Mr. Basketball of Indiana did little in his freshman season to diminish the expectations. Indiana won its first 12 games, including wins over Butler, NC State, Kentucky and Notre Dame. Zeller opened with a double-double in the win against Stony Brook. He closed the season with averages of 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. After missing the previous three NCAA Tournaments, the Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet 16, where they were knocked out by Kentucky. Zeller averaged 16.7 points in the Big Dance. As a sophomore, Zeller was complemented by an ascendant Victor Oladipo. The 6-foot-10 forward helped the Hoosiers win the regular-season Big 10 Championship. He provided 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds, while averaging better than a steal and a block for the second straight season. Indiana once again survived the first week of the NCAA Tournament before being knocked out by Syracuse. Zeller decided to forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and made himself available for the 2013 NBA Draft. Zeller was selected with the fourth overall pick that year by the Charlotte Bobcats.