The Charlotte Bobcats like Cody Zeller’s ability to run the floor and shoot with range.

“People forget he was (projected as) the No. 1 pick in the preseason,” Rich Cho said. “He’s a versatility pick – inside and outside (scorer). He’s one of the best athletes in this draft. His work ethic is off the charts. He’s a competitor and his character is off the charts.”

At the NBA draft combine, Zeller finished first in the lane agility drill (2.69 seconds) and was sixth in the three-quarter-court sprint (3.15), faster than any power forward or center.

“We’re a running basketball team,” Rod Higgins said, “and he fits that.”