(BLOOMINGTON) - The rumors are true... sophomore Cody Zeller is headed to the NBA.
On Wednesday afternoon, Zeller issued a press announcement via his family's organization's website regarding his decision to enter the draft.
"Two years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life to attend and play basketball at Indiana University. My experience here at IU has been unforgettable and has surpassed my expectations, making me even more confident that I made the best college decision. Attending and playing basketball for IU not only fulfilled my collegiate dreams, but it also has provided me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong goal of playing in the NBA. While I will continue to pursue my degree in the future, I believe it is in my best interest to pursue my professional basketball career in the NBA next season."
While playing for IU, Zeller's teams had a combined record of 56-16.
Regarding his education, Zeller noted that he is 35 credits away from graduating from IU. He says he plans to take classes over two summers and in online courses.
Zeller noted that he had not hired an agent prior to issuing the press statement and speaking at the press conference.
Zeller concluded his online press statement by writing, "over the past two years, Indiana University, my teammates and coaches, and the fans, have made my college experience better than I could have ever imagined. I have truly loved wearing the candy stripped pants and I will forever be proud to call myself a Hoosier."
On Tuesday, junior Victor Oladipo declared his plans to graduate from Indiana University a year early and enter the NBA draft also.
More on this story as it develops.
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