HoopsHype Cody Zeller rumors
Tyler said he had no idea that his younger brother, Indiana University sophomore star Cody Zeller who attended Tuesday's game between the Cavs and Pacers, had scheduled a news conference to announce whether he'll turn pro or return to school. "I don't really keep up," Tyler said, smiling. The two do talk at least once a week, but Tyler said he had not offered his brother much advice this year. "I talked to him last year," Tyler said. "He went through the same thing last year." Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ronnie Ramos: Breaking II: Sources tell IndyStar #IUBB Cody Zeller will have a press conference tomorrow on his decision. Twitter
Zeller has the tougher decision to make. He entered the college season rated by many as the potential No. 1 overall pick in this summer’s NBA draft. But that talk died down as the season progressed because Zeller “lacks toughness and rarely took over games” this season, according to an NBA general manager. Zeller struggled against physical big men in college and big men in the NBA are leaps and bounds ahead of those in college. “What you saw against Syracuse is exactly why his stock has fallen,” said one scout who has watched IU play throughout the season. “He couldn’t get his shot off and he played passive against a physical, athletic team. That’s not the way to show you’re ready for the NBA.” Indianapolis Star
Ray (Indiana) Any chance Oladipo or Zeller stay in Bloomington for next year? Chad Ford (1:36 PM) Think Oladipo is gone for sure. He's going to be a Top 5-6 pick. Zeller might be a bigger question mark. Some scouts love him, many don't. His stock is a bit more volatile. Not sure where he lands and whether he'd be better off returning for a year to add strength and a jump shot to his game. ESPN.com
Cody Zeller. Applicable NBA comparison? Do you see him declaring at the end of the year? Chad Ford (1:49 PM) Don't have a good comp for Zeller. He's very good. Plays smart. Skilled. Hard worker. Good size. Just not sure what he is or what his upside will be. Some scouts LOVE him. Others just LIKE him. Don't know anyone who doesn't like him however. ESPN.com
Indiana freshman Cody Zeller and junior Christian Watford formally announced early Tuesday that they will pass on the 2012 NBA Draft and instead remain in college. The development should make IU a consensus preseason top-five team, perhaps No. 1 depending on what happens with Kentucky's roster. CBSSports.com
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