HD Video: Cody Zeller at Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star Exhibition

  • 06/08/2011 11:39 am in

Indiana’s 2011 Mr. Basketball Cody Zeller put together a dominant performance of 26 points and 19 rebounds at Monday’s Junior-Senior All-Star Exhibition. It was the final game for Zeller in the historic Hatchet House in Washington.

Watch close to 20 high-definition quality clips of IU’s most heralded recruit since Eric Gordon in the embedded video player below (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the player):

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  • Kelin Blab

    I may be by myself on this one….having seen Cody play about 3 times but dozens of highlights….I truly don’t have the full appreciation of how good he is. Each time I watch him in these highlights I just get the feeling of he is ‘really’ good and when I expect him to not do so well…he goes 26 and 19! I have good expectations of him at IU but I may raise my expectations a little.

  • Kelin Blab

    I may be by myself on this one….having seen Cody play about 3 times but dozens of highlights….I truly don’t have the full appreciation of how good he is. Each time I watch him in these highlights I just get the feeling of he is ‘really’ good and when I expect him to not do so well…he goes 26 and 19! I have good expectations of him at IU but I may raise my expectations a little.

  • Casey B.

     He’s just a very good player. I truly believe his combination of size and skill will allow him to have a significant impact for IU and in the Big Ten, even when his lack of strength in comparison to older players inhibits him in certain areas. I have a feeling that when Cody is matched against a stronger player, he’ll simply use his skill and agility to hit shots. He’s not going to own every matchup, but I do see him making a noticeable impact as a freshman.

  • Casey B.

     He’s just a very good player. I truly believe his combination of size and skill will allow him to have a significant impact for IU and in the Big Ten, even when his lack of strength in comparison to older players inhibits him in certain areas. I have a feeling that when Cody is matched against a stronger player, he’ll simply use his skill and agility to hit shots. He’s not going to own every matchup, but I do see him making a noticeable impact as a freshman.

  • Casey B.

     He’s just a very good player. I truly believe his combination of size and skill will allow him to have a significant impact for IU and in the Big Ten, even when his lack of strength in comparison to older players inhibits him in certain areas. I have a feeling that when Cody is matched against a stronger player, he’ll simply use his skill and agility to hit shots. He’s not going to own every matchup, but I do see him making a noticeable impact as a freshman.

  • Anonymous

    I agree Kelin.  Cody looks better and better.  I too think Cody is made much better by other talent around him. which he will not only have at IU but will continue to improve as he is there.

    Everytime I see Cody I think of Hansborough for UNC.  I am not saying they play particularly the same or Cody will be as good but I do think Cody can have a similar impact over his career at IU.  He will be a strong presence down low for 4 years, that can score, rebound, be aggressive and provide a foundation for what will be a talented roster in 2011-2015.

    Although I agree with Casey on Zeller’s strength as a freshman, every time I see Cody this year he looks bigger and bigger and bigger.  I am not going to go as far as to say that Cody will dominate physically in the Big 10 as a freshman (he won’t) but with four months at IU to condition I believe he will be ready to compete.

    Go Hoosiers!

  • Anonymous

    I agree Kelin.  Cody looks better and better.  I too think Cody is made much better by other talent around him. which he will not only have at IU but will continue to improve as he is there.

    Everytime I see Cody I think of Hansborough for UNC.  I am not saying they play particularly the same or Cody will be as good but I do think Cody can have a similar impact over his career at IU.  He will be a strong presence down low for 4 years, that can score, rebound, be aggressive and provide a foundation for what will be a talented roster in 2011-2015.

    Although I agree with Casey on Zeller’s strength as a freshman, every time I see Cody this year he looks bigger and bigger and bigger.  I am not going to go as far as to say that Cody will dominate physically in the Big 10 as a freshman (he won’t) but with four months at IU to condition I believe he will be ready to compete.

    Go Hoosiers!

  • Dan

    baller

  • Anonymous

    I can’t help but think he’s going to be the best player on our team from game 1.  I know he is playing against High Schoolers but he is just so dominant.  He’s tall he has the moves he just needs a little more weight and he’ll basically have it all.

    My expectations for this season just went up a notch or two.  I love the offseason (no losses). 

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Cody raises his level of play for the biggest games, that is something we haven’t seen for years now. His post moves are incredible, especially the quickness of his first step to establish position, and then, finish strong big man! Love to see the power 2 hand jam with authority. He finishes tough shots when fouled, albeit by smaller defenders and can run the floor well. With an excellent coaching staff and top-notch facilities, he will greatly benefit from his time at IU and has the potential to become one of the most beloved former players ever. I’ve been one of those trying to hold back my expectations because they’re a little unfair to the player and can be a bit of a burden, but he’s got IT!

  • Anonymous

    I think the strength issue is being overplayed, too. He is a post player and has, up to this point, dominated pretty much every level of competition. He has a nice combo of post moves, basketball IQ, and pure size, amongst others. He will be going to Btown within the next month or 2 and will have access to an elite training team and practice facilities. He will get stronger throughout the next 2-4 years, but that doesn’t mean his current strength can’t compete at a high level as a freshman. Elite players like Cody, Kevin Love, Matt Howard, Tyler Hansborough, etc. make high-level instant impacts.

  • base

    We will see how good Cody is with Hanner guarding him tonight. We’ll see how good Hanner is with Cody guarding him tonight in Kokomo. It’s Clash of the IU Titans and it’ll be great entertainment. I’d expect Austin will get a lot of minutes with Dawson being a no-show. Yogi might play better since Teague is in Kentucky for summer sessions.

  • base

    We will see how good Cody is with Hanner guarding him tonight. We’ll see how good Hanner is with Cody guarding him tonight in Kokomo. It’s Clash of the IU Titans and it’ll be great entertainment. I’d expect Austin will get a lot of minutes with Dawson being a no-show. Yogi might play better since Teague is in Kentucky for summer sessions.

  • Q95

    great drop step along the baseline to lose his defender. most impessed with the way he was able to do it equally well from either side. i have actually heard people say cody will not have a huge impact on this team. i see one of the most solid players we have had in bloomington in many years.

  • Q95

    great drop step along the baseline to lose his defender. most impessed with the way he was able to do it equally well from either side. i have actually heard people say cody will not have a huge impact on this team. i see one of the most solid players we have had in bloomington in many years.

  • Anonymous

    He may end up there, but don’t forget Kirk Haston played pretty well in the post (as did Ray Tolbert, DJ White, et al.  Or am I misunderstanding you and you’re saying he’s the best coming in since Benson?)

  • MillaRed

    It’s the footwork. He has great feet and will eat up the PF’s that try to stay with him.

  • MillaRed

    I think he is saying Cody is better coming out of high school than Tyler was.

  • MillaRed

    I’ve been pretty quiet about this knowing many don’t want to put too much pressure on Cody this year, but I think he’s going to be a huge matchup problem in the Big Ten. He’s calm, makes in-game adjustments, passes well. I think he will get many honors. Not only all-FR but perhaps All BT 3rd team etc.

    I expect many double doubles and at least (3) 15 plus boards in BT play. The BT is on a down year for talent, and think back to what The Pritch was doing as a true FR.

    He will be much better with Yogi running the point. But you have to believe Jordy is really looking forward to those kickouts for the three next season.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, he was probably saying he was better out of high school.  That’s been the consensus, too, I’d say, from the scouts, since Cody’s rankings have been higher than Tyler’s, which were higher than Luke’s.

    And you can’t say he’s just trading off the name, since Luke didn’t exactly overwhelm at Notre Dame.  (I never thought he was used correctly from what little I saw, but nevertheless.)