Zeller Named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List
Feb. 6, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana freshman forward Cody Zeller is one of 20 on the 2012 Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List, announced by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Monday, Feb. 6.
Zeller, a 6-10 native of Washington, Ind., leads the Hoosiers with 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and ranks among the top scorers in the country shooting 64.9 percent from the field. The five-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week was also named a Second Team Midseason All-American by ESPN.com, the Sporting News and SI.com, and was one of four Big Ten players named to the Midseason Top 25 list for the Wooden Award.
He joins his older brother Tyler (North Carolina) and is one of three players from the Big Ten, along with being one of three freshmen on the midseason watch list. Among the players selected, Zeller becomes a leading contender to be named to the USBWA's All-America Team and as a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy. The association will announce its 2012 All-America Team in mid-March. At that time, finalists will also be chosen for the player of the year. Once finalists are announced, the entire USBWA membership will vote for the winner of the Oscar Robertson Trophy.
Since the 1958-59 season, the USBWA has named a National Player of the Year. In 1998, the award was named in honor of the University of Cincinnati Hall of Famer and two-time USBWA Player of the Year Oscar Robertson. It is the nation's oldest award and the only one named after a former player.
2012 Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List
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