Despite being removed from a dismal 21-61 campaign in the Southeast division, Charlotte is the perfect organization for the 20-year-old Zeller.
After averaging 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 36 games as a sophomore, the 7-foot, 240 pound Zeller unwisely bolted from Bloomington.
Scoring a measly 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting against the Orange (29-9, 11-7 Big East), Zeller currently lacks the physicality to compete with rugged opponents.
Ranked 29th in defense and 26th in offense, Zeller has the skills to help Charlotte on both ends of the court.
With Brendan Haywood graying and increasingly ineffective, “The Big Handsome” will have an immediate opportunity to look stylish in the paint.
Gaining bulk and learning to battle against NBA defenders, Cody Zeller should eventually create a buzz in “The Hornet’s Nest” as a Bobcat.by