Cody Zeller officially announced his NBA decision to reporters on Wednesday afternoon at Assembly Hall. Prior to that, he offered written thoughts about his decision and his time at Indiana through the Zeller family website, DistinXion.com.
The following is an excerpt from that release:
“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.
This decision was a difficult one, because I have met so many people in the last couple years that have made a positive impact on my life. When I initially made my college decision, the players and coaches were the top factors in choosing IU. And now, looking back on my college experience, these are the same people that have made my experience enjoyable and successful. I am so grateful for the life-long friendships that I’ve found and I know they will continue to get stronger in the future.
Visit the DistinXion website to read the remainder of Cody’s comments and also learn more about the great work being done by the entire Zeller family.