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.