Former IU basketball players learn their fate tonight

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Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller’s lives will change forever on Thursday night. The former IU basketball stars are expected to be high first round selections in the NBA draft.

A number of mock drafts have Oladipo falling no further than to Phoneix with the fifth pick. For example, ESPN insider Chad Ford has the 6-4 guard going to the Orlando Magic with the 2nd overall pick.

Orlando also has there eyes on Cody Zeller. He had an extended two-day stay with the team earlier this week.

The 7-foot center was originally slated to go number one overall but his draft stock slipped in recent months. Zeller had a solid sophomore season but not what most were anticipating, he averaged 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

Oladipo and Zeller will both be in the green room at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for Thursday night’s NBA draft which gets underway at 7 p.m.

There is one more Indiana player being talked about in the draft, forward Christian Watford. He has traveled all over the country working out for a number of NBA teams. Watford is projected as a second-round draft pick or an undrafted free agent.