Cody Zeller and Christian Watford will return to Indiana for another season with the Hoosiers, the team announced today in a statement.
Indiana just released statement that both Christian Watford and Cody Zeller are coming back.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 10, 2012
Zeller, a freshman, led the team in scoring and rebounds with 15.6 points and 6.6 boards per game. He was also the team’s leading defender, pacing the Hoosiers in steals (1.4) and blocks (1.2). He did so while shooting 62% from the field.
Watford, a junior, averaged 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest for Indiana. In his sophomore season he averaged 16 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Indiana finished the season with a 27-9 record and was ranked 13th overall in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Their season came to an end in the NCAA Tournament when they fell to the eventual national champions, the Kentucky Wildcats, in the Sweet 16.