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    Oladipo, Zeller Among Top 4 Picks in 2013 NBA Draft

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    June 27, 2013

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    BROOKLYN, N.Y. - History was made at the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when Indiana had two players selected within the first four picks for the first time in program history. Victor Oladipo was drafted 2nd overall by the Orlando Magic and while Cody Zeller was selected 4th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats.

    Thursday also signals the fifth time IU has had at least two players taken in the first round of the Draft (2013, 2008, 1993, 1981, 1976). Oladipo is the highest drafted player from Indiana since Isiah Thomas was chosen second in the 1981 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.

    They become the first IU teammates to be picked in the first round of the same draft since 2008, when Eric Gordon (7th) and D.J. White (29th) were both taken in the first round. They are the first IU teammates to be taken in the first 15 picks since 1976, when Scott May (2nd) and Quinn Buckner (7th) accomplished the feat.

    Oladipo is the 2nd IU player to be drafted by the Orlando Magic (Brian Evans - 27th, 1996) and Zeller becomes the first IU player selected by the Charlotte Bobcats franchise.

    The two selections so far gives Indiana a Big Ten-best 73 NBA Draft selections all-time.

    Oladipo closed his career at Indiana with a career average of 10.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.7 assists in 104 career games. He ranks third at Indiana in career steals (161) and owns 1,117 career points, ranking 37th all-time at IU. During the 2012-13 campaign, he averaged 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.1 assists per game while helping lead the Hoosiers to their second consecutive NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1994 and the Hoosiers' first outright Big Ten regular season championship since 1993. This season, Oladipo set Indiana's single-season record in steals (78) and led the Big Ten in field goal percentage (59.9) and steals (2.2).

     

     

    "This means everything to me," Oladipo said. "Having my family here. Coach Crean, he's done so much for me and I wouldn't be in this position without him. I definitely wouldn't be here going all the way back to my high school coach and my AAU coaches. It's just an amazing atmosphere and without them I definitely wouldn't be here. I just thank God and I give God the glory."

    The NABC National Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Oladipo was named the Sporting News National Player of the Year, while also earning First Team All-America honors from Sporting News, the NABC and the Associated Press. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native was also selected to the Wooden All-America team. At the conclusion of the regular season, Oladipo was named a First Team All-Big Ten honoree. A finalist for the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, he also earned his first career Academic All-Big Ten accolade in March.

    Zeller, a native of Washington, Ind., led the Hoosiers during his sophomore campaign with 16.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He ranked among the top-five in the Big Ten in scoring, rebounds and field goal percentage (56.2) in the 2012-13 season. In 72 career games at Indiana, Zeller averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals per game. He helped lead the Hoosiers to back-to-back NCAA Sweet Sixteen's for the first time since 1994 and the program's first outright Big Ten regular season championship since 1993. During his tenure at IU, the Hoosiers have led all major college conference teams in field goal percentage (48.7), 3-point field goal percentage (41.6), free throws made (1327) and free throws attempted (1762). He owns 1,157 career points, ranking 36th all-time at Indiana and holds IU's record for career field goal percentage at 59.1.

    "It says a lot," Zeller said after his selection. "It says a lot about our coaching staff and it says a lot about the hard work we've put in. I think Indiana is going to be good for a long time." Zeller, the 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a consensus Freshman All-American, earned several preseason national player of the year honors his sophomore season. At the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, he was named a Basketball Times and Sports Illustrated First Team All-American and a Capital One First Team Academic All-American. He earned a spot on the John R. Wooden All-America Team, while also being a named a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press, USBWA and the NABC. He earned third team honors from Sporting News and was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Big Ten Tournament selection. Zeller also earned All-Tournament Team honors from the Legends Classic, a tournament the Hoosiers won in November. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    INDIANA NBA DRAFT PICKS
    Year Player Round Pick Team
    2013 Victor Oladipo 1st 2nd Orlando Magic Cody Zeller 1st 4th Charlotte Bobcats 2008 Eric Gordon 1st 7th LA Clippers D.J. White 1st 29th Detroit Pistons 2005 Bracey Wright 2nd 47th Memphis Grizzlies 2002 Jared Jeffries 1st 11th Washington Wizards 2001 Kirk Haston 1st 16th Charlotte Hornets 2000 A.J. Guyton 2nd 32nd Chicago Bulls 1998 Andrae Patterson 2nd 46th Minnesota Timberwolves 1996 Brian Evans 1st 27th Orlando Magic 1995 Alan Henderson 1st 16th Atlanta Hawks 1994 Damon Bailey 2nd 44th Indiana Pacers 1993 Calbert Cheaney 1st 6th Washington Bullets Greg Graham 1st 17th Charlotte Hornets 1989 Jay Edwards 2nd 33rd LA Clippers 1988 Dean Garrett 2nd 38th Phoenix Suns Keith Smart 2nd 41st Golden State Warriors 1987 Steve Alford 2nd 26th Dallas Mavericks Darryl Thomas 6th 120th Sacramento Kings 1985 Uwe Blab 1st 17th Dallas Mavericks 1983 Randy Wittman 1st 22nd Washington Bullets Jim Thomas 2nd 40th Indiana Pacers Ted Kitchel 2nd 41st Milwaukee Bucks Steve Bouchie 4th 78th Detroit Pistons Tony Brown 7th 141st Indiana Pacers 1982 Landon Turner 10th 225th Boston Celtics 1981 Isiah Thomas 1st 2nd Detroit Pistons Ray Tolbert 1st 18th New Jersey Nets Glen Grunwald 5th 115th Boston Celtics Steve Risley 8th 180th Phoenix Suns 1980 Mike Woodson 1st 12th New York Knicks Butch Carter 2nd 37th LA Lakers 1978 Wayne Radford 2nd 27th Indiana Pacers 1977 Kent Benson 1st 1st Milwaukee Bucks 1976 Scott May 1st 2nd Chicago Bulls Quinn Buckner 1st 7th Milwaukee Bucks Bob Wilkerson 1st 11th Seattle Supersonics Tom Abernathy 3rd 43rd LA Lakers 1975 Steve Green 2nd 30th Chicago Bulls John Laskowski 2nd 32nd Chicago Bulls 1973 Steve Downing 1st 17th Boston Celtics George McGinnis 2nd 22nd Philadelphia Sixers John Ritter 8th 125th Cleveland Cavaliers 1972 Joby Wright 2nd 18th Seattle Supersonics 1971 Lee McCullough 13th 199th Houston Rockets Bubbles Harris 14th 208th Cleveland Cavaliers 1970 Joe Cooke 6th 94th Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Johnson 10th 162nd Cleveland Cavaliers 1969 Bill DeHeer 8th 105th San Diego Rockets 1968 Butch Joyner 9th 111th Cincinnati Royals 1965 Dick Van Arsdale 2nd 10th New York Knicks Tom Van Arsdale 2nd 11th Detroit Pistons Jon McGlocklin 3rd 24th Cincinnati Royals 1963 Tom Bolyard 3rd 19th Baltimore Bullets Jimmy Rayl 3rd 22nd Cincinnati Royals 1961 Walt Bellamy 1st 1st Chicago Packers Ron Horn 2nd 16th St. Louis Hawks 1960 Frank Radovich 2nd 14th St. Louis Hawks Bob Wilkinson 12th 84th St. Louis Hawks 1958 Archie Dees 1st 2nd Cincinnati Royals 1957 Dick Neal 11th 78th Boston Celtics 1956 Wally Choice St. Louis Hawks 1955 Don Schlundt 2nd 14th Syracuse Nationals 1954 Slick Leonard 2nd 10th Baltimore Bullets Dick Farley 2nd 15th Syracuse Nationals Lou Scott 5th 37th Baltimore Bullets Charles Kraak 6th 49th Fort Wayne Pistons 1952 Sam Miranda Rochester Royals 1951 Bill Garrett 2nd 16th Boston Celtics Bill Tosheff 4th 32nd Indianapolis Olympians 1950 Lou Watson 3rd Chicago Stags Jerry Stuteville 8th Indianapolis Olympians 1948 Ward Williams 1st 8th Fort Wayne Pistons


       

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