Tyler Zeller

C North Carolina 6’11” 220 lbs 1/17/90

 

Zeller has seen his role and production steadily increase each and every season since arriving at Chapel Hill. With so much talent around him very little attention was paid to Zeller coming into the season. However that has changed with the disappointing season of many of his teammates.

Zeller is a long and mobile big man that is best running the court and playing up-tempo. While Zeller has soft hands and a good touch around the basket, he will rarely force up bad shots. Zeller has a nose for the ball and often gets his hands on any rebound in his vicinity. On the defensive end Zeller is more of a pest than a lockdown defender.

No question Tyler Zeller has played himself into the discussion of a 1st round pick but he needs to get stronger.

Projection First Round
Strengths Very effective close to the basket
Great energy and hustle
Good mobility for his size
Great hands
Weaknesses Needs to get stronger
Not an explosive athlete