The gospel according to Cody Zeller

Indiana's star revived both a program and its coach

Originally Published: October 29, 2012
By Elena Bergeron | ESPN The Magazine

IT'S HARD TO overstate how popular Zeller is in Bloomington. When he joined the program last year as a freshman, Indiana was not only considered a long shot to make it to the Big Dance, it was predicted to finish ninth in the Big Ten. Then Zeller led the Hoosiers to the Sweet 16. His fellow students were so eager to bestow a Shaq-esque nickname upon him that Zeller now answers to the Big Handsome, in person and on Twitter.

But Zeller is not so aw-shucks wholesome ...

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