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Indiana’s NBA well ran dry after Isiah Thomas

Cody Zeller, center, chosen by the Bobcats, is hoping to follow fellow Indiana product Isiah Thomas to NBA success.
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Cody Zeller, center, chosen by the Bobcats, is hoping to follow fellow Indiana product Isiah Thomas to NBA success.

While lottery picks Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are a long ways from becoming the best NBA players out of Indiana University, they don’t have far to go in being among the best Hoosiers of the past three decades.

A look at how the Indiana well has run relatively dry since Isiah Thomas was drafted in 1982.

Highest per-game totals of Indiana alumnae drafted before 1983

George McGinnis 20.2 points per game

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Walt Bellamy 13.7 rebounds per game

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Isiah Thomas 9.3 assist per game

Highest per-game totals of Indiana alumnae drafted since 1983

Eric Gordon 18 points per game

Alan Henderson/Dean Garrett 5 rebounds per game

Eric Gordon 3.3 assists per game