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Cavs trade with Mavs, land Zeller

The Cavaliers aimed to come out of Thursdays NBA draft with a center who had starting potential -- and they may have found their man. Thats because the Cavs landed North Carolina 7-footer and ACC Player of the year Tyler Zeller in a trade with the Mavericks. In return, the Cavs surrendered their No. 24 pick in the first round, as well as their two second-rounders (Nos. 33 and 34...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: A Look at Tyler Zeller

After checking out what I thought of Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes and John Henson, it is finally time to look at senior center Tyler Zeller. While for the first three players out of Chapel Hill I could say what they were in a sentence or two, for the seven footer I can say a lot easier what he is not… and that is sexy! And by that I mean he is going to be your typical hard...
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Draft Profile: Tyler Zeller

Tyler ZellerNorth Carolina - Senior (Born 1990)Center7'0" 247lbsThe Good:- NBA size- very experienced- 7-foot wingspan- good athleticism/speed/quickness for a center- good lowpost scorer & very efficient- can run the floor & score in transition- good jump shooter- very good at drawing fouls- great rebounder, especially offensively- very good defender & shotblocker...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

UNC’s Tyler Zeller’s NBA Draft stock (Video)

The North Carolina Tar Heels have four players at the NBA combine this year; that’s almost one for every position. Among them is one of the better bigs in college basketball last season- Tyler Zeller. The UNC big man needs to beef up a little, and add some polish to his game in order to be ready for the next level. The Sports Bank’s Ngozi Ekeledo stopped by the 2012 NBA Draft...
Via The Sports Bank
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Another underrated role seems to await Zeller

Editor's note: This is the 11th in a seriesexamining top prospects in the NBA Draft. Profiles are based on conversationswith NBA general managers and scouts.When youre talking aboutcollege basketball, Tyler Zeller may have been the nations most underratedplayer.Thats tough to do when youstand 7-foot-0 and win ACC Player of the Year honors. But such is life when youspend your...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Echenique drops Tyler Zeller

Creighton center Gregory Echenique intentionally fouls University of North Carolina forward Tyler Zeller during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. This foul was not called by the officials as Echenique hit Zeller in the face. Creighton beat Alabama to get to the 3rd round of the NCAA Tournament. H/T @Mengus22
Via Throw The Flag
March 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

Tar Heels' Zeller deserves ACC's top honor

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Barring a total disaster, which isn't going to happen, North Carolina senior center Tyler Zeller sealed home the ACC's Player of the Year award with his stellar performance versus Maryland on Wednesday night. Playing in his last game at the Dean Dome, Zeller scored 30 points, a career-high for an ACC game, grabbed eight rebounds, and played with the...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyler Zeller shedding the 'soft' label

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyler Zeller doesnt listen to sports talk radio or read about his team in the newspapers or on the Internet. And thats probably a good thing. The 7-foot senior center for North Carolina has been the subject of criticism when segments of the media and fans try to rationalize why the No. 6 Tar Heels arent invincible. Carolina was supposed to cruise through its...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 5 North Carolina 100, Elon 62

Tyler Zeller had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help fifth-ranked North Carolina beat Elon 100-62 on Thursday night. Harrison Barnes added 18 points for the Tar Heels (12-2), who blew the game open with a dominating 23-0 run midway through the first half. North Carolina led 53-19 by halftime then pushed the margin to as many as 50 points after the break. North Carolina won its 25th...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

2011 Scouting Report: Tyler Zeller

Our 2011 season preview continues with a brief look at Tyler Zeller. UNC is an early favorite to win the 2012 national title and Tyler Zeller hopes to culminate his collegiate career by cutting down the nets. Let’s look at some of Zeller’s strengths and an area he needs to improve on this year. Strengths Passing While Zeller often looks to score when he gets the ball in the post...
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October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

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