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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Tyler Zeller




Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Tyler Zeller


Position: Center

Size: 7-0, 250

School: North Carolina, Senior


Strengths:
  • Fairly talented with the ball in his hands
  • Solid athleticism for a seven-footer
  • Runs the floor well
  • Good passer for a big
  • Decent mid-range shot
  • Effective in pick and roll or pick and pop
  • Ability to finish with either hand around the hoop
  • Soft touch inside
  • Utilizes hook shot
  • Gives good effort on the glass
  • Uses his length to his advantage
  • High basketball IQ



    Weaknesses:
  • Not very physical inside
  • Must become stronger
  • Shies away from contact
  • Consistency with jump shot
  • Lateral quickness as a defender

    Summary: Zeller has been a solid and consistent big man during his career at North Carolina. He runs the floor as well as any true center in college basketball which shows his athleticism and effort for the a seven-footer. However, his lack of strength and physicality is a concern as he transitions to the next level. With his skill level though, he can be a solid back-up center in the NBA and should garner mid-late first-round looks.

    Player Comparison: Dan Gadzuric. Gadzuric had a decent run in the NBA as a backup center, but his lack of physicality and ability to bang down low resulted in him being out of the league. Zeller is more offensively skilled than Gadzuric, but the two are similar due to their relatively solid athleticism and lack of strength. Zeller should have a longer and more productive career than Gadzuric, but has some of the same physical limitations.





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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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