Bobcats select Indiana C Zeller with No. 4 pick

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NEW YORK - JUNE 26: NBA Draft Prospect, Cody Zeller poses for portraits during media availability as part of the 2013 NBA Draft on June 26, 2013 at the Westin Times Square in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)


by Associated Press

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 6:56 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats have selected 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.

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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.
Two Hoosiers were picked in the top four in the draft. Victor Oladipo was selected second overall by Orlando.
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.

You Can watch Doug Kufner's interview with Zeller here.