Cody Zeller is Indiana’s 25th McDonald’s All-American

  • 02/10/2011 5:30 pm in

Here’s the press release from IU Media Relations:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana men’s basketball signee Cody Zeller became the 25th Hoosier to be named a McDonald’s All-American, the committee announced on ESPNU on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. He is the first Indiana signee since Eric Gordon (2007) to earn the honor and the 14th IU Hoosier to hail from the state of Indiana.

Zeller, a 6-11, 220 pound power forward from Washington (Ind.) High School, is Tom Crean’s first McDonald’s All-American as a head coach. He is averaging 25.0 points, 13.7 rebounds 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals per game. He will play on the West Team.

In 2010, he led Washington to a Class 3A state championship, averaging 20.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Following the season, he was named an Indiana Junior All-Star. During his sophomore campaign, he averaged 15.0 points and 6.8 rebounds. As a freshmen, he averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 boards on another Class 3A state title team. He has been coached by Gene Miiller at Washington and also played AAU basketball for the Indiana Elite program and Mark Adams.

Zeller also led the USA 2011 squad to the adidas Nations Championship in Chicago this past summer and was invited to the NBA?Top 100 camp.

He is the third Zeller to be named a McDonald’s All-American, following in the footsteps of his two older brothers – Luke (2005) and Tyler (2008).

The 2011 McDonald’s All-America game will be held at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday, March 30 at 10 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPN.

IU’s All-Time List of McDonald’s All-Americans
Tom Baker – 1977
Ray Tolbert – 1977
Landon Turner – 1978
Isiah Thomas – 1979
John Flowers – 1981
Daryl Thomas – 1983
Delray Brooks – 1984
Ricky Calloway – 1985
Jay Edwards – 1987
Eric Anderson – 1988
Greg Graham – 1989
Pat Graham – 1989
Damon Bailey – 1990
Alan Henderson – 1991
Sherron Wilkerson – 1993
Andrae Patterson – 1994
Neil Reed – 1994
Jason Collier – 1996
Luke Recker – 1997
Dane Fife – 1998
Jared Jeffries – 2000
Bracey Wright – 2002
D.J. White – 2004
Eric Gordon – 2007
Cody Zeller – 2011

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  • Congrats Cody!

  • HoosierFromCt

    Get Some, Cody. Try to win the game’s MVP.

  • HoosierFromCt

    Can someone give me a quick rundown of CZ’s defense. Is he better playing man or zone? What are his defensive stats?

  • Luke72

    Between Kentucky, Duke and the Big Ten there’s a lion’s share of these players! Four kids from Indiana including Marshall. Cody no question belongs on this team, no his name is’nt Moses but I think he leads IU to the promised land!

  • eph521

    Thanks for choosing IU Cody.

    It’s nice to see Indiana in the list of schools that have been chosen by this impressive group of players.

    Let this be the beginning of good things to come… and the first of many All-Americans coming to Bloomington in the next several years.

  • since1957

    Such a great honor for Cody and also the entire Zeller family. It is hard to imagine 3 in one family.

    I would think that over the next 3 years, IU will have 3-6 more McDonald’s All Americans.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Cody! Go show them what is coming in Indiana’s future.

    GO IU!!!!!!!!!

  • Marsh21

    Can’t wait to see Cody and Jordy working the pick and role.

  • HoosierFromCt

    Moses Ayegba #32, Georgetown: 4.3 min/game, 2.5 ppg, .5 bpg. DNP-CD last 9 of 10 games.

  • Kelin Blab

    We were so close… did we get lucky again.

  • Kelin Blab

    Congrats Cody….get ready Travis Carroll you will regret the day your lame fans in a non sold out old no practice facility team full of role player fans…chanted IU sucks. Every time you bite a big mac and large fry think of Cody Zeller…..and soon to be…

    2012 McDonald’s All American Yogi Ferrell (Outside shot Perea)
    2013 Collin Hartman….25% chance
    2014 Trey Lyles (Book it) and James Blackmon 60% chance…

  • Q95

    in two years with cody, the two freshmen on this years squad, add hulls, creek, watford and elston plus the incoming group from the 2012 class…big ten champions once again.

  • HoosierMitch

    Congrats to Cody. Pretty impressive. Also congrats to Tom Crean and Indiana for landing an All American. Can’t wait. It’s Indiana.

  • Anonymous

    Blackmon is sick so I think you can book it. HS freshman guards don’t dominate big time in Indiana.

  • Anonymous

    I think Devin Davis and Perea have decent shots as well. I agree with you on the others though. Do you think Cody is a 4 year player?

  • Andrew

    Off topic, sorry, but anybody know anything about Tom Baker? Before my time, but I’ve never even heard his name before. Assuming he didn’t last long at IU.

  • Kelin Blab

    mmm I use to think Cody was a four year guy until I saw the NBA draft Daniel Orton and his 4ppg from Kentucky. If he has a good one or two years and get IU to a deep tourney run, it is not out of the question he could be one, two, or three and done.

  • BFowler

    Congratulations, Cody! Best of luck with the rest of your season.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, but Cody likely plays more games in college than all the UK signees combined, given their penchant for one-and-done guys.

  • Anonymous

    I had to look him up because I’d never heard of him. I would have remembered him, I thought, given that he was from the southern part of the state—Jeffersonville, (and now I’m wondering if he’s any relation to Daryl Baker.) He went to IU and transferred to Eastern Kentucky. He was drafted in, (I think it said,) the 3rd round, but never played in the NBA.

  • JerryCT

    lets all adopt the 1966-67 team as honorary mascots for next year .

    Led by 2 juniors they went from last in the previous season to first in 66-67.

    This my be the last time this was done ………….. who knows ……….mayeb also the first

  • IU92′

    Neil Reed….hmmm what ever happened to him??????

  • Anonymous

    With Cody increasing his scoring by apprx. 5 pts and 2 rebounds a year since his soph year, by the time he’s a senior @ IU he’ll be going off for 45 pts/game and 21 rebounds/game. Ha! Wouldn’t it be nice if it worked out like that…

  • Q95

    baker was released by coach knight for apparent drug use during his sophomore year. i believe he was in the starting lineup for most of the games he played for iu. it was a real shame because he would have been a part of the 1981 championship team. i am pretty sure there is no relation to the current baker at jeffersonville.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah man, Blackmon is a lock! The 2014 class may both be 1-2 and done players but they will be the best tandem recruits IU has picked up in nearly 40 years!!!

    I’m saying Buckner/May type good!