Found October 01, 2012 on Inside the Hall:
PLAYERS: Cody Zeller
TEAMS: Indiana Hoosiers
Sporting News: College basketball 2012-13 preseason All-American teams Why he’s here: Zeller showed remarkable poise and polish for a freshman big man, no doubt a result of years of playing against older brothers Luke and Tyler, both Division I players, at home. He averaged 15.6 points per game while shooting 62.3 percent from the floor, which was fourth in the country. He also proved to be adept at drawing contact (216 free-throw attempts) while staying out of foul trouble (2.7 fouls per game). His challenge: From the moment he signed at IU, Zeller has been seen as the catalyst to the Hoosiers’ return to national prominence. There are so many weapons at Indiana—Sporting News’ preseason No. 1 team—that Zeller’s effectiveness won’t necessarily be judged by individual numbers, but he will be judged by his team’s success.

Preseason accolades continue to pile up for Hoosiers

What a difference a year makes in Bloomington. Last fall, only one publication — The Sporting News — picked Indiana to finish in the top six of the Big Ten. But after a 27-win season, a run to the Sweet 16 and the return of their five leading scorers, the Hoosiers are nearly the unanimous pick for preseason No. 1 in the six early top 25′s that are out to date. Athlon Sports...
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