Oladipo, Zeller Earn AP, Wooden All-America Honors
April 1, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana junior guard Victor Oladipo was named a First Team AP All-American and to the John R. Wooden All-America Team, becoming the first Hoosier to earn first team honors from the Associated Press since A.J. Guyton in 2000 and the eighth overall. Sophomore forward Cody Zeller also earned Wooden All-America Team honors and was also named an AP Second Team All-American.
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 started all 36 games this season and averaged 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Oladipo led the Big Ten in steals (2.2 spg) and ranked among the top two in field goal percentage (59.9) in the conference. On the AP All-America list, he joins Guyton, Scott May, Kent Benson, Isiah Thomas, Steve Alford and Calbert Cheaney as Hoosiers who have earned first team honors.
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 started 36 games and led the Hoosiers with 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. On the season he ranked fourth in scoring, second in rebounds and fifth in field goal percentage in the Big Ten. 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.
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