Height, Weight, Wingspan
6'11", 210 pounds, 6'9" wingspan
2012-13 Season Averages
30.93 PER, 16.9 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.3 BPG, 1.1 SPG
One of the best motors in college basketball. Indiana's go-to scorer in the clutch. Mobile and active in transition. Very skilled scorer out of the post. Handles the ball well. Aggressive and physical. High basketball IQ. Improving defender.
Oddly short wingspan. Must add muscle to play at the next level. Could be difficult to play current style without more weight.
Why It Works
Whether or not the Philadelphia 76ers should re-sign Andrew Bynum is a topic for another day. What is known, however, is that the Sixers will be taking a risk either way.
To compensate for any possible outcome, they must create depth. By drafting Indiana's Cody Zeller, they'd do that and much, much more.
Zeller is not your typical energy player, as he's far more skilled coming out of college than his usual comparison of Tyler Hansbrough. Not only can he score with both hands around the basket, but he's been Indiana's clutch scorer.
The upside is also present for Zeller to play power forward at the next level.
Regardless of where he plays, he'd be an excellent insurance policy. If Philly re-signs Bynum, re-injury is always a possibility.
If they let him walk, Zeller could be their future 5.