Tyler Paul Zeller (born January 17, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the nephew of former NBA player Al Eberhard, and the brother of fellow NBA players Cody Zeller and Luke Zeller.
Zeller with the North Carolina Tar Heels
|No. 45 – Memphis Grizzlies|
|Born||January 17, 1990|
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||252 lb (114 kg)|
|High school||Washington (Washington, Indiana)|
|College||North Carolina (2008–2012)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Born in Visalia, California, Tyler Zeller grew up in Washington, Indiana, attending Washington High School. In his four years at Washington High, his team won four sectional titles, as well as state Class 3A championships in his freshman and senior years (2005 and 2008). In his senior year, he averaged 33.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, and also shot 69% from the field and 82% from the free throw line. In his final high school game, the '08 Class 3A final against Fort Wayne Harding, he scored 47 points, which broke a record for scoring by a player in an Indiana boys' state championship game that had stood since 1970. He was not only a basketball superstar, but also played on Washington High's tennis team for three years, and finished his high school career with a 3.99 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, good for third in his graduating class. After the 2008 season, he was named "Mr. Basketball" in Indiana, the state's highest honor for high school players. He received the title three years after his brother Luke and three years before his brother Cody were honored with the same award. He was also named a McDonald's All-American, as well as a first-team Parade All-American.
During the early stages of the signing period in November 2007, Zeller signed a letter of intent to play at North Carolina. When the university announced his signing, Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams said about Zeller, "I think he is the finest running big man in the country and he has a tremendous shooting touch to go with that ability to run the floor." Zeller notably exhibited that shooting touch at a high school all-star game during the 2008 Kentucky Derby Festival, at which he won the event's three-point shooting contest.
Zeller started the first two games of the 2008–09 season in place of the previous season's consensus national Player of the Year, Tyler Hansbrough, who was sidelined with a stress reaction in his right shin. In his first game, he scored 18 points in Carolina's season-opening win over Penn.
The Tar Heels' next game, on November 18, was against another equally storied team, Kentucky. The Heels scored a surprisingly easy 77–58 win over the Wildcats, but suffered another injury blow, this time involving Zeller. With 1:26 left in the game, Zeller went for a breakaway dunk off a turnover, but was fouled by Kentucky's Ramon Harris before he could score. Zeller fell to the floor awkwardly, got up, and was taken to the locker room holding his left wrist.
X-rays showed that Zeller had broken both of the major bones in his lower left arm (the radius and ulna). The day after the injury, he had surgery at UNC Hospitals to repair the broken bones. In early January 2009, Zeller's cast was removed.
Zeller made his return during his freshman season on February 18, 2009, in the Tar Heels' home game against North Carolina State, playing 8 minutes and scoring 2 points.
As a sophomore, Zeller averaged 9.3 points per game on 52.1% shooting and 4.6 rebounds per game in limited action off the bench.
Zeller averaged 15.7 points per game during his junior year. He shot 54.7% and averaged 7.2 rebounds per game. He had a more active role, playing an average of 28.1 minutes per game, significantly more than the 17.4 minutes per game during his sophomore campaign.
Zeller averaged 16.5 points per game on 55.3% shooting during his senior season. He also played an average of 28.2 minutes per game.
Zeller was voted to the All-ACC First Team his senior year and was named the ACC Player of the Year. Zeller was also named a second team all American by the Sporting News and the USBWA as a senior. Both accolades made him eligible to have his jersey honored in the rafters of the Smith Center at the conclusion of his college career.
Zeller announced that he was entering the 2012 NBA draft along with North Carolina teammates Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall and John Henson. He was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 17th pick in the draft, and was the fourth Tar Heel to be selected in the first round. He was subsequently traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on draft night, and signed his rookie scale contract with the Cavaliers on July 5, 2012.
On October 11, 2013, Zeller underwent an emergency appendectomy procedure to remove his appendix and was subsequently ruled out indefinitely. He recovered from the surgery in time to face the Brooklyn Nets in the team's 2013–14 season opener on October 30.
On July 10, 2014, Zeller was traded to the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade that also involved the Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets. On December 5, 2014, he scored a then career-high 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting in a 113–96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He set a new career high on March 16, 2015 against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting to help the Celtics defeat the 76ers, 108–89.
Zeller started the 2015–16 season as the Celtics' starting center, but moved to the bench after just three games. Over the Celtics' first 25 games of the season, Zeller logged nine DNPs. On December 16, he scored a season-high 12 points in a loss to the Detroit Pistons, hitting 5-of-7 from the field in less than ten minutes. Zeller began to see increased minutes in early February, recording two 16-point games on February 2 against the New York Knicks, and on February 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, both wins. On February 7, he again set a season high, scoring 17 points in a 128–119 win over the Sacramento Kings. On April 8, he tied a career high with 26 points in a 124–109 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
On June 29, 2016, the Celtics tendered a qualifying offer to make Zeller a restricted free agent. He went on to re-sign with the Celtics on July 27, 2016. On July 2, 2017, he was waived by the Celtics.
On February 5, 2018, Zeller was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Rashad Vaughn and the rights to a future second-round draft pick. On October 13, 2018, he was waived by the Bucks.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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The network began in the early 1960s when WSOC in Charlotte made the first attempt to create a radio network for Tar Heel men's basketball outside the Triangle. In 1965, WSOC owner Cox Broadcasting sold the network to WCHL's owner, Village Broadcasting, which gradually evolved into VilCom. Learfield bought the network from VilCom in the late 1990s.
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Zeller is a German surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Adolf Guyer-Zeller (1839–1899), Swiss entrepreneur
Adrien Zeller (1940–2009), French politician
André Zeller (1898–1979), French general
Carl Zeller (1842–1898), Austrian operetta composer
Christian Zeller (1822–1899), German minister and creator of Zeller's congruence
Christopher Zeller (born 1984), German field hockey player
Cody Zeller (born 1992), American basketball player, brother of Luke and Tyler Zeller
Eduard Zeller (1814–1908), German philosopher
Eva Zeller (born 1923), German poet
Florian Zeller (born 1979), French novelist and playwright
Heidi Zeller-Bähler (born 1967), Swiss skier
Jo Zeller (born 1955), Swiss racing driver
John Zeller (1830–1902), German missionary
Joseph Zeller (1918-2018), American politician
Jules Sylvain Zeller (1820–1900), French historian
Karl Longin Zeller (1924–2006), German mathematician
Katrin Zeller (born 1979), German cross country skier
Luke Zeller (born 1987), American basketball player, brother of Cody and Tyler Zeller
Philipp Zeller (born 1983), German field hockey player
Philipp Christoph Zeller (1808–1883), German entomologist
Sanford Myron Zeller (1885–1948), American mycologist
Tyler Zeller (born 1990), American basketball player, brother of Cody and Luke Zeller
Walter Zeller (motorcyclist) (1928–1995), German motorcycle racer
Walter P. Zeller (1890–1957), Canadian businessman