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IU’s Oladipo No. 2 pick, Zeller goes at No. 4 in NBA draft

Indiana's Victor Oladipo was the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, going to the Orlando Magic, while teammate Cody Zeller was the No. 4 pick of Charlotte.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo was the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 27, while teammate Cody Zeller was the No. 4 selection.

The 6-foot-4 Oladipo, a shooting guard, was tabbed by the Orlando Magic.

Zeller, a 7-foot power forward, was taken by Charlotte at No. 4.

UNLV freshman forward Anthony Bennett was the No. 1 pick, taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The 6-foot-4 Oladipo was a first-team AP All-American after averaging 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a junior, leading the Hoosiers to their first outright Big Ten regular-season championship in 20 years. He set Indiana’s record for steals in a season (78) and led the Big Ten with a .599 field goal percentage.

The Magic are coming off an NBA-worst 20-62 season after six straight playoff seasons and a trip to the NBA Finals in 2009.

Oladipo, who played at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., is the Magic’s first draft pick in the top 10 since they selected Dwight Howard first overall in 2004.

Bobcats general manager Rich Cho said earlier in the week the Bobcats needed a big man and the 7-foot, 240-pound Zeller should provide help on the boards.

Zeller averaged 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds last season as a sophomore for the Hoosiers. He finished as Indiana’s career record holder in field goal percentage, shooting 59.1 percent from the floor.

Charlotte is 28-120 over the past two seasons and has never won a playoff game.

The Bobcats chose Zeller over two other available centers — Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel and Maryland’s Alex Len.




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