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BOZICH: Crean Says Andrew Luck Can Be Resource for Cody Zeller

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck can relate to the choices Cody Zeller has had to make at Indiana. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck can relate to the choices Cody Zeller has had to make at Indiana.

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WDRB) – Indiana basketball player Cody Zeller has been compared to a number of players in recent seasons.

Most have been basketball players. IU coach Tom Crean believes that a comparison can be made between Zeller and a football player – former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

It's an interesting comparison.

Luck, of course, was recruited to Stanford by Crean's brother-in-law, Jim Harbaugh. Luck could have jumped to the NFL after the 2010 season, but decided to return to college and chase a national title and Heisman Trophy. Didn't happen.

Luck could have played another season at Stanford this fall, but entered the draft. Indianapolis drafted him with the first pick. He's the next Peyton Manning with the Colts.

Zeller can leave for the NBA whenever he chooses. He returned to Indiana for his sophomore season. Crean said that Luck will be a great resource, especially playing an hour from Bloomington.

"Luck could create his own market and make his own choices based on when he was ready or if he wasn't," Crean said.  "I've talked to Jim at length about it.

"Andrew could have left last year. It's a great combination. He's a humble guy. He's a tough, hard-nosed competitor, with physical and mental strength."

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