One Year Later: Cody Zeller

IU’s young gun was front and center in IM’s pages a year ago—and he’s an inch taller now, with 15 more pounds packed on for support.

The Sporting News named Cody Zeller the 2012-13 NCAA basketball preseason Player of the Year and a first-team All-American. The publication ranks his Indiana Hoosiers the No. 1 team in the nation as well, as does the first USA Today/ESPN poll of this college basketball season, just released on Oct. 17. In the 2011-12 campaign, Zeller was the co-Big Ten freshman of the year, helping IU to a Sweet Sixteen showing in the NCAA tournament. Here, our November 2011 prelude to his success:

Front & Center: Cody Zeller

Photo by AJ Mast