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By Tim Donohoo
To round out our 14 picks in this month’s NBA Draft we go with a pair of Tar Heels. Tyler Zeller, Carolina’s 7-foot center/power forward has the rare combination of size, athleticism and offensive tools for a center. The senior out of Washington, Indiana has good size and is very mobile.
Zeller is a decent leaper for a big man and has some speed. His jump hook from the right side can be unstoppable. Possesses a soft touch and can hit the jumper within an 18-foot range. He can play an up tempo NBA style of game. Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds for a North Carolina squad that lost to Kansas in Elite 8 action (St. Louis) at last spring’s NCAA Tournament. Hits on 55 percent of his shot attempts from the field and knocks down 80 percent from the stripe.
I can never ever remember when the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the NBA drafted has waited this long to sign with an agent or agency. But Kentucky’s Anthony Davis is still mulling his choices, apparently between the Wasserman Media Group, Creative Artists Agency and Bill Duffy’s BDA Sports. Racine Journal-Times
Tomas Satoransky, the clear-cut star of Day One, bowed out of the second day’s activities. Satoransky was around; I saw him at lunch in street clothes. But word had it he was pleased with his opening day performance in the camp, and was preparing to head to the states for individual workouts with various NBA teams. NBCSports.com
Sources say the Cavaliers are very high on the 20-year-old small forward (Harrison Barnes) and appear unlikely to let him slip past them at the No. 4 slot in the June 28 draft. While this week’s predraft combine in Chicago (June 6-7), and the team workouts thereafter, could always change things, rival executives are planning for Barnes to be off the board by the time the fifth pick (Sacramento) rolls around. SI.com
“Our perimeter is an area that we’d like to add a little youth, whether it’d be the one (point guard), the two (shooting guard) or the three (small forward),” Blanks said. “We want to inject some youth in that. When you look at our roster and compare it to the draft, we feel like we’ll be able to do that in a big and impactful way.” Arizona Republic
Moe Harkless: I think I’m going to surprise a lot of people there because I don’t think a lot of people know that I can shoot the ball as well as I can. I think I’ll probably be able to show my athleticism and, you know, the things that they do the testing on. I think I’ll surprise a lot of people. DraftExpress.com