Charlotte Bobcats GM says Cody Zeller reminds him of LaMarcus Aldridge

Jun 28, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats first round draft pick Cody Zeller (middle), general manager Rich Cho (left), and president of basketball operations Rod Higgins (right) hold up jersey during the introduction press conference at Time Warner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

You haven’t even played an NBA game, yet, you’re being compared to an All-Star. No pressure, right Cody Zeller?

The rookie big man, who was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats fourth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft is expected to do big things in the NBA, really big things if you’re asking general manager Rich Cho who says Zeller reminds him of LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers:

Cho said the NBA player Zeller reminds him of most is Portland Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge.

Cho on Zeller: “He’s a pretty unique player with his size – a legit 7-foot – and he can run as well as any 7-footer out there. He can hit a perimeter shot; 18-20 feet and out beyond the arc. He has a very, very high basketball IQ.”

Pretty high praise for anybody, let alone a rookie.

Zeller was confined into a particular playing style at Indiana University, so it’s likely the Bobcats will be more open with him, especially his outside shot which is pretty impressive for a player his size.

Topics: Charlotte Bobcats, Cody Zeller, LaMarcus Aldridge

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