Etherington, Zeller Compete At Derby Classic
April 25, 2011
Louisville, Kentucky - Indiana University recruits Cody Zeller and Austin Etherington were members of the the Gold team which captured a 126-122 victory over the White team in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic on Friday night in the KFC Yum! Center.
Zeller scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half and had nine rebounds. More important, he drew a charge late in the game to help secure the victory. He was named Gold MVP. Etherington also added two points.
"It means a lot because there was so much talent here," said Zeller, the Indiana Mr. Basketball from Washington High School. "...It made me nervous there for a while, but we got the win."
The White team trailed all the way until a third-quarter rally. St.John's signee D' Angelo Harrison hit back-to-back three-pointers that tied it at 92, and his alley- oop pass to LeBryan Nash gave the team its biggest lead at 108-99.
The Gold team pressed its way back into it and took a 123-122 lead on two free throws by Branden Dawson. Zeller drew a charge on Kevin Ware with 51.9 seconds left to preserve the one-point lead.
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