NBA Draft 2013: Brew Hoop Community Draft Board - Pick #13


Most of the consensus top talents are on the board already, but good scouting can still uncover talented players in the late lottery.

The Brew Hoop community has selected Cody Zeller, PF/C, Indiana, for the 12th spot on its 2013 Draft Board. Zeller followed up a good freshman season with a terrific sophomore year, leading a talented Indiana squad to a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Zeller was considered one of the top interior scorers in college basketball, showcasing efficient scoring and a mature post game. His 62.3 true shooting percentage is excellent for a big man who never shoots 3s, and speaks to how frequently he drew contact on his shot: Zeller's 73.2 free-throw rate was 26th in the nation, according to, and he knocked down over 75% of his foul shots. He's also quick to get up and down the floor, and should be right at home in the faster-paced professional game. There are concerns about his toughness, though, amplified by some late-season struggles when he faced more imposing interior defenders. He's also not a great defender, though his length should help him develop on that end. He looks more likely to settle in at the 4 than the 5, especially if he can provide a little floor spacing with his mid-range jumper. If a drafting team can pair him with a physical defender in the frontcourt, he could prove to be a steal outside the top-10.

The Brew Hoop Big Board
1. Ben McLemore - SG, Kansas
2. Otto Porter - SF, Georgetown
3. Victor Oladipo - SG, Indiana
4. Trey Burke - PG, Michigan
5. Nerlens Noel - C, Kentucky
6. Anthony Bennett - PF, UNLV
7. Alex Len - C, Maryland
8. Michael Carter-Williams - PG, Syracuse
9. CJ McCollum - G, Lehigh
10. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - SG, Georgia
11. Shabazz Muhammad - SF, UCLA
12. Cody Zeller - PF/C, Indiana

Pick the player YOU would like the Bucks to select, assuming they were drafting at each position. That means you can take everything into account: need, fit, floors, ceilings, window treatments, the whole Shabazz shebang.

If the guy you want isn't listed, pick "Write-In" and leave your vote in the comments. Please make your vote clear--something like "My vote for Pick #1 is THIS GUY". The poll will close tomorrow morning at 8 am.

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