IU Signee Cody Zeller Named Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year
March 17, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University signee Cody Zeller of Washington, Ind., High School has been named Gatorade Player of the Year in the Hoosier State. He also was recently named to the McDonald's All-American team.
The 6-foot-11 Zeller captured the award also won by his brother, Tyler, in 2008.
Zeller averages 23.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 blocks. He has a 3.99 GPA.
As a junior, Zeller led Washington to a Class 3A state championship, averaging 20.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Following the season, he was named an Indiana Junior All-Star. During his sophomore campaign, he averaged 15.0 points and 6.8 rebounds. As a freshmen, he averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 boards on another Class 3A state title team. He has been coached by Gene Miiller at Washington and also played AAU basketball for the Indiana Elite program and Mark Adams.
He also led the USA 2011 squad to the adidas Nations Championship in Chicago last summer and was invited to the NBA Top 100 camp.
ESPN.com has him ranked the 15th best prospect in the country and fourth at his position, Scout.com has him rated 16th nationally and fourth at his position, Rivals.com has him slotted 20th in the country and fourth at his position.
He is the son of Steve and Lorri Zeller and his oldest brother, Luke, was a 2005 McDonald's All-America and Mr. Basketball in Indiana and played at Notre Dame. Another brother, Tyler, was a 2008 McDonald's All-American and Mr. Basketball and plays at North Carolina. His uncle, Al Eberhard, played for four seasons with the NBA's Detroit Pistons after a standout career at Missouri.
Washington will play Batesville in Saturday's Seymour Semistate game.
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