Oladipo, Zeller Earn NABC Coaches' Division I All-America Honors
March 28, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2013 NABC Coaches' Division All-America teams, including Indiana junior Victor Oladipo on the first team and sophomore Cody Zeller on the second team.
Oladipo, a native of Upper Marlboro, Md., was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, along with earning Sporting News National Player of the Year and First Team All-America, along with First Team All-Big Ten honors. A finalist for the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, he has led the Big Ten in steals (2.1 spg) and is averaging 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game over 31 games this season. Oladipo is also shooting 59.4 percent from the field, to go along with 43.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Zeller, a native of Washington, Ind., was named a First Team All-Big Ten selection and earned Third Team All-America honors from the Sporting News. Also a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, he leads the Hoosiers with 16.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. He ranks among the best in the Big Ten rebounds and scoring. Zeller is also shooting 57.1 percent from the field. In IU's regular season finale, Zeller registered 25 points and 10 rebounds in a 72-71 win at No. 7/8 Michigan, including the final six points and altering the potential game-winning shot in the final 52 seconds to secure the Hoosiers' first outright Big Ten title since 1993.
2013 NABC COACHES' DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
2013 NABC COACHES' DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Shane Larkin, Miami, 5-11, 176, Sophomore, Guard, Orlando, Fla.
Ben McLemore, Kansas, 6-5, 185, Freshman, Guard, St. Louis, Mo.
Mason Plumlee, Duke, 6-10, 235, Senior, Forward, Warsaw, Ind.
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 225, Freshman, Guard, Flower Mound, Texas
Cody Zeller, Indiana, 7-0, 240, Sophomore, Forward, Washington, Ind.
2013 NABC COACHES' DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
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