Originally Posted by Hillsdale87
That said, Indiana will still be very good next year. I would be shocked if Oladipo is back, but I could potentially see Zeller back next year. If he makes a commitment to working on his low post game, developing right and left handed jump hooks, bulking up and going stronger to the hoop, and developing a mid range shot, he could really up his draft stock. It's a risk because he could potentially fall even farther, but it might be worth it. Next year they'll have Yogi and Sheehey for sure in the starting lineup. Hollowell will probably take Watford's spot. Also, while they've got nothing on Kentucky, their recruiting class is very good, and they've got a few guys that should start/contribute from day 1. I expect them to still be a top 15 team next year.
The interesting thing about Zeller is that he apparently has a good mid range(and beyond) jump shot. But he's never really felt comfortable using it because early in the season, there was ALWAYS someone hot so it was always a lower percentage shot than the offense could generate otherwise , and by the time it got into the meat of the schedule he probably didn't really feel as comfortable with it. If he comes back, the offense is going to be a lot more dependent on him which is both good and bad.
That said, he's a fool to come back. Forget all the people saying he's not ready. He's ready to be a top 15-top 20 pick. Last year he would have been a top 10 pick. Even if he "gets better" he might still slide in the draft if he comes back next year.