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Bobcats choose former-Indiana center Cody Zeller in NBA Draft

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Former Indiana center Cody Zeller was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats during the first night of the NBA Draft (Source: CharlotteBobcats.com) Former Indiana center Cody Zeller was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats during the first night of the NBA Draft (Source: CharlotteBobcats.com)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -

The Charlotte Bobcats selected former Indiana center Cody Zeller with the No. 4 pick in the NBA draft.

Bobcats general manager Rich Cho said earlier in the week the Bobcats needed a big man and the 7-foot, 240-pound Zeller should provide help on the boards.

Zeller averaged 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds last season as a sophomore for the Hoosiers. He finished as Indiana's career record holder in field goal percentage, shooting 59.1 percent from the floor.

Zeller was named First Team All-Big Ten and Second Team AP All-American in 2012-13 as a sophomore at Indiana

He ranked second in the Big Ten in rebounding, fourth in scoring and fifth in field goal percentage, earning First Team All-America honors from Basketball Times and Sports Illustrated.  Zeller's other honors included a spot on the John R. Wooden All-America Team and Second Team All-America selections by the USBWA and the NABC.

Charlotte is 28-120 over the past two seasons and has never won a playoff game.

The Bobcats chose Zeller over two other available centers — Kentucky's Nerlens Noel and Maryland's Alex Len.

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