Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/8/12
The Indiana Hoosiers Cody Zeller could end up achieving the same trifecta as Anthony Davis at Kentucky did last year. The Wildcats big man from Chicago won a national title, took home the college basketball player of the year award, and became the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. Zeller may do the same this year. For those who do some online betting, the Hoosiers are the favorite, topping all the preseason polls. And Zeller looks like #1 material in many NBA mock drafts. This is why Zeller is getting so much pub; gracing the cover of ESPN the magazine for their college basketball season preview. He’s not nicknamed “the big handsome” for nothing. “I realize I have a lot to improve upon, you never get comfortable, you realize that there’s always someone better than you, and I just try to improve everyday and see where it takes me,” Zeller said. Zeller can certainly score, he really needs to work on his rebounding and defense to fine tune his game. He has a terrific feel for the game, but needs to get stronger before making the leap to the league. Zeller said he added strength this off-season. “It’ll help a lot, strength’s our game,” Zeller said. Posting up stronger for our post guys, the guards in the Big Ten are so big, you gotta be strong, I think everyone’s gotten stronger and it’ll help us out a lot.” The Big Ten is really strong this year with 3 of the top 5 in the national polls. Indiana leading the way. “It definitely says a lot about the talent in the Midwest. It should be a fun year for the fans.” Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.
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