If you are a fan of Indiana basketball, whether it be high school or the Hoosiers, you had to enjoy what you saw at the McDonald's All-American Game earlier in the week.
Cody Zeller, fresh off another Class 3A State Championship a week ago, participated for the West squad.
Zeller, a 6'11 center for Washington, displayed a lot of the qualities that made him one of the most highly sought after recruits in the nation. Playing in a high school all-star game of that caliber isn't the biggest showcase for fundamental hoops, but Zeller represented Indiana High School hoops well with the little things that should make IU fans salivate for the future.
Zeller started for his West squad and displayed his passing ability quickly with a bounce pass for an assist to the national player of the year, Duke recruit Austin Rivers, who is the brother of Hoosier senior Jeremiah Rivers. He also found Kentucky recruit Anthony Davis for a dunk, which followed his won jam off a pass from Rivers.
He would add an assist for a 3-pointer, a short jumper and added another dunk in eight minutes of court time during the first half. His stat line showed six points, three assists and a pair of rebounds before the break.
Fellow Indiana prep playmaker, Marquis Teague, who is headed to Kentucky, also displayed his prowess on the court alongside Rivers and Texas-signee Myck Kabongo. The Hoosier state was also represented by Branden Dawson, who will attend Michigan State. Dawson had eight points and eight rebounds while Teague tallied nine points and three assists in the 111-96 win by the East squad.
Zeller went on to finish with 10 points, three rebounds and three assists in the game while impressing coaches with his fundamentals during his 15 minutes of court time.
Kentucky recruit, Mike Gilchrist, and North Carolina signee James McAdoo were named co-MVP's.