Found April 25, 2012 on Inside the Hall:
When Christian Watford and Cody Zeller decided to return to school earlier this month, attention immediately turned to the Hoosiers’ scholarship situation for next season. Indiana is oversigned by one player for next season, so if either Watford or Zeller would have entered his name in the NBA Draft, the problem would have been solved. As it is, though, the Hoosiers have 14 players on scholarship with an NCAA limit of 13. Tom Crean didn’t sound overly concerned about the issue when he met with the media Tuesday afternoon. “There’s not a big plan and there’s really not a timetable,” Crean said. “Those things work themselves out. They always have. Again, it’s just the way that it is. It’s certainly something that’s on the horizon, but there’s no timetables.” There are several ways the problem could work itself out. First, a player could go off of scholarship and pay his own way next season. One of the incoming freshmen could spend a year in prep school to develop further. A transfer, whi

HD Video: Hulls, Jones, Watford and Zeller after awards celebration

Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls and Verdell Jones met with the media following Indiana’s awards celebration at Assembly Hall on Thursday night. Jones discussed his rehab and plans for the future and Watford and Zeller discussed their decisions to return to Bloomington next season. Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below:

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Courier-Journal feature on IU commitment Luke Fischer

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Cody Zeller just isn’t ready to leave Bloomington. Addressing the media for the first time since he announced he would return to Indiana for his sophomore year, Zeller said this year wasn’t the right time for him to make the jump to the NBA. “It’s a tough process. I mean, it’s a lot of money,” Zeller said. “I’m just not ready to grow up yet. Paying rent, getting a...
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