2012-13 College Basketball Preview: 2. Indiana Hoosiers

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2. Indiana Hoosiers

WHY THEY’RE SCARY: With virtually everyone back from a team that won 27 games and gave Kentucky a run in the Sweet 16, Indiana appears ready to return to the level of the elite programs in college basketball. 6-11 Cody Zeller (15.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg) is the main reason why, as the big man looks to be the best frontcourt player in the nation. He’s flanked by go-to scorer Christian Watford (12.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg) who is a willing passer and good rebounder. Forward Will Sheehey and point guard Jordan Hulls are both sharpshooters, and Victor Oladipo is an excellent defender.

WHAT SCARES US: Like many of the teams in this year’s Top Ten, the Hoosiers are  new to sky-high expectations. The key to their success will be whether or not they can block out their hoops-crazed fans and focus on getting the most out of their talent.

FINAL DESTINATION: The Hoosiers will go as far as Cody Zeller can take them. There’s plenty of talent elsewhere, but Zeller is what makes this team a championship contender. If he lives up to his billing as the best player in the nation, IU could be in for the type of special season they haven’t seen since Bobby Knight was chucking chairs around Bloomington.































0 Will Sheehey F 6-7 200 JR Stuart, FL
1 Jordan Hulls G 6-0 182 SR Bloomington, IN
2 Christian Watford F 6-9 232 SR Birmingham, AL
3 Maurice Creek G 6-5 194 JR Oxon Hill, MD
4 Victor Oladipo G 6-5 214 JR Upper Marlboro, MD
11 Yogi Ferrell G 6-0 178 FR Indianapolis, IN
12 Hanner Mosquera-Perea F 6-8 225 FR LaPorte, IN
13 Austin Etherington F 6-6 206 SO Cicero, IN
15 Raphael Smith G 6-3 172 SO South Bend, IN
20 Taylor Wayer G 5-11 172 JR Indianapolis, IN
23 Remy Abell G 6-4 201 SO Louisville, KY
24 Jeff Howard F 6-8 224 JR Westfield, IN
32 Derek Elston F 6-9 216 JR Tipton, IN
33 Jeremy Hollowell F 6-8 217 FR Indianapolis, IN
40 Cody Zeller F 7-0 240 SO Washington, IN
42 Peter Jurkin C 7-0 230 FR Charlotte, NC


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