Zeller once again named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

  • 11/21/2011 1:36 pm in

For the second consecutive week, Indiana forward Cody Zeller has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

The Washington High School product averaged 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in a pair of IU wins over Evansville and Savannah State.

Zeller shared the honor last week with Iowa’s Aaron White.

Through four games, Zeller is averaging 15 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. He’s shooting 82.6 percent from the field and 75.9 percent from the foul line.

(Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports/ITH)

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  • Anonymous

    Only the beginning.

  • Anonymous

    We may have four different players earning these stripes throughout next season. Crazy! Go Hoosiers! Look for the big guy to have another big game tonight. Then we can rest up and take control of the state with a win over butler.

  • Anonymous

    As good as advertised!

  • Kentc

    And, deservedly so.  What’s not like about this young man?

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, 80%+ from the field is obscene no matter who you play.

  • IUJeff

    Will be B1G freshman of the year in March.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Who is Cody Zeller and why is everybody talking about him?

  • Has he even shot a three yet? We all know the kid can shoot.
     dang this kids basketball IQ is through the roof.

  • Anonymous

    just hand him the B1G freshmen of the year award now!

  • MillaRed

    FEED THE Z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I have a feeling this won’t be his last award for the season either.  I have the tendency to fall in love with our new recruits before they ever play, but Zeller is way above what I hoped he’d be.  Amazing.

  • Mister Slippery

    He has the strenght of 14 Wildabeasts and the speed of 7 Guinea Pigs!!!!

  • stonaroni

    Greatest thing he has done thus far is show his hustle.  He plays hard and when he was chasing the point guard Sat night and dove on the floor from behind the guard trying to slap the ball away from him was awesome.  He will lay out for a ball on the floor or going out of bounds like in the Evansville game.

    This style of play is infectious and he leads by example.

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    You said it, the sky is the limit for this kid. Going to be awesome watching him over the next couple of years.

  • IUJeff

    Agreed. I stated in a previous thread that he brings a quiet confidence to this team.

  • David Yaraschefski

    Chances Zeller is a one and done?  

  • HOOSIERKEN

    I said months ago on inside the hall that this team would be playing with a chip on their shoulder, they have had sand kicked in their face for 3 years, and now is the time to start kicking some —! This team has the eye of the tiger with go for the jugular additude and if that does not work bring in Elston and go for the other jugular! GO HOOSIERS!

  • stonaroni

    Wait until he is in the zone and starts telling his teammates to feed him the ball.  The will respect him even more.  The sky is the limit for this kid.

    Would not be shocked if some day he is Gov. of Indiana, a US Senator or dare I say President.  He has the “it” factor.

  • Anonymous

    0. good kid, good head on his shoulders, knows the importance of academics, chose iu to help bring the hoosiers back not to be one and done

  • Anonymous

    Going to be interesting watching Cody against UK which has its own freshman phenom..at 6-11 probably longer than Cody and just as quick up and down the floor. Difference is..the UK center Davis is flanked by a 6-9 NBA lottery pick (Jones) and another freshmen 6-9 kid who is also a 5-star. UK is ragged right now with 3 freshmen in the lineup..but man they have streaks that will wear you out.

  • Anonymous

    win or lose…I will take the group IU has, they play for the name on the front.
    will the Cody Zeller chants ever get old!  Too awesome!  Any of those guys going to lay out for a steal with the game out of hand…no way!

  • Anonymous

    Heck yeah! This isnt the State of Butler, its the State of INDIANA!

  • InTheMtns

    Amen.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I think there needs to be some sort of actual representation of this sentiment… kind of like those defense fences that have a “D” and then a picket fence.  Someone should have a giant “Z” and then instead of a fence, there should be like a pizza or a hamburger or something.  It’s a little rough around the edges, I know, but I’d still love to see it.

  • Anonymous

    LOL….OK, gotta hand out a like for that one liner. The sense of humor that you had to develop for mere survival while up north has given you an unfair advantage over the rest of us.

  • Anonymous

    I guess breaking the record for being named freshman of the week is one record that I had not thought about him breaking. I thinking there are some others that he will break that I haven’t thought of too. It’s almost like it’s not fair to the other guys eligible for freshman of the week. No, wait a minute, with the way he plays and with what we have had to go through the last 3 years there’s no way that is unfair.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I was there for the Denim Shirt years (in which we owned Purdue), then the Denim Shirt debacle, then all that Baby Boiler nonsense, and the last couple of years when IU barely won 10 games.  As BoilerWankers might say, “It weren’t easy.”

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Nice job Cody! Keep it up!!!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I would say the better question would be: “How slight are the chances he does not stay all four years?”.  Imagine where the game of CZ will be after 4 years of improving it at Indiana.  If everything goes according to the best scenario possible, I believe he has a chance as leaving Indiana as a player associated with being the best ever to have put an IU jersey on.