Suns Draft Profile: Cody Zeller

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Is Cody Zeller number five?

His stock was that high before the start of the 2012-13 college season. By no fault of his own, his stock has fallen because of players like former teammate at Indiana, Victor Oladipo, have seen their stock rise. Zeller is very athletic for his size, great in transition and has something that was not on display much at Indiana, a solid mid-range jump shot.

Career Highlights: Holds IU’s record for career field goal percentage at 59%. Scored 1,157 career points, ranking 36th all-time in school history. Selected Second Team AP All-American and First-Team ALL-Big Ten as a sophomore. He led the Hoosiers with averages of 16.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Consensus freshman All-American pick and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Helped Indiana to back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16’s for the first time since 1994 and the program’s first outright Big Ten regular season championship since 1993.

Strengths: Very long, agile, athletic. Runs the floor exceptionally well. Highly skilled in the post. Scores in a variety of ways. Handles the ball well for a big. High basketball IQ.

Personal: Older brother Tyler plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA and was an All-American at North Carolina. Another brother Luke, spent a portion of the 2012-13 season with the Phoenix Suns and played collegiately at Notre Dame. Their uncle, Al Eberhard, played four seasons with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons.

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