Cody Zeller is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball League. He was recruited into the NBA in 2013 by the Charlotte Bobcats and currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. Before the NBA, he attended the University of Indiana. In his senior year of high school, he was named Indiana Mr. Basketball.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Cody Allen Zeller was born on October 5, 1992, in Washington, Indiana in the United States of America. He stands 211 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 109 kg. A right-handed player, he plays center and power forward.

His uncle is Al Eberhard who used to play for the NBA. Zeller’s brothers also play basketball professionally, for Notre Dame and the Phoenix Suns.

Position Center
Height / weight 2.11 m / 109 kg
Born 5 Oct 1992
Nationality United States United States
Nickname The Big Handsome
Team History
Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 2021 - 2022
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 2013 - 2021

High School and College Career

He attended Washington High School in his hometown. At the end of his senior year, he was named Indian Mr. Basketball. He was also named a McDonald All-American. He was also named to the Second-team Parade All-American.

Zeller received several college offers including those from Butler and North Carolina. He committed to play for Indiana University and was coached by Coach Tom Cream. He played for Indiana from 2011 to 2013. He was named 2012’s Freshman of the Year. He was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Professional Career

He declared for the NBA in 2013, forgoing the rest of his college eligibility. He was drafted by the then Charlotte Bobcats in the first round. He was the fourth overall pick of the draft. They signed him in July of that year. In 2014, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

He continued to be an integral part of the team during his tenure, consistently scoring in the double digits. In 2022, when his contract with the Hornets was up, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. However, they waived him in February 2022.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2013 - Consensus second-teamAll-American
  • 2013 - First-team All-Big Ten
  • 2012 - Second-team All-Big Ten
  • 2012 - Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 2012 - Big Ten All-Freshman team
  • 2011 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2011 - Second-team ParadeAll-American
  • 2011 - Indiana Mr. Basketball

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