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Tyler Zeller

Tyler Paul Zeller (born January 17, 1990) is an American NBA player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is the nephew of former NBA player Al ... More »Tyler Paul Zeller (born January 17, 1990) is an American NBA player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is the nephew of former NBA player Al Eberhard, brother of Indiana basketball player Cody Zeller and former Notre Dame player Luke Zeller. 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... [ Wikipedia ]

Cavs' Zeller sidelined after appendix removal

Tyler Zeller averaged just under eight points and six rebounds per game in his rookie season with the Cavs. CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers forward Tyler Zeller will be sidelined for an indefinite period after having his appendix removed. The second-year forward had an appendectomy ...

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NBA draft 2013: Big men face steep learning curve in league

First-round picks in 2012, Anthony Davis (left) and Tyler Zeller both had plenty to learn as rookies. The days when giants such as Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing roamed the court are no more, having been replaced by the slashing drives of LeBron James or the ...

Cleveland Cavaliers NBA season preview from opposing team's scout

Tyler Zeller will look better if he's able to play with a healthy Bynum and Varejao, two big guys who can help make up for some of his deficiencies. Zeller is a good shooter who knows how to play. If he plays with Bynum, who gets double-teamed, then Zeller will have even ...

UNC Basketball: How Much Blame Does Roy Williams Deserve for 'Heels' Struggles?

It had leadership in senior Tyler Zeller and a world of talent surrounding the slick center. And though the depth of the 2011 class was questionable, it's not easy to load up with the young talent that was already present in Chapel Hill. These Tar Heels did not disappoint, either (with ...

What Cleveland Cavaliers Would Have Looked Like If They Drafted Wisely

Grant again worked the trade wire, sending the 24th, 33rd and 34th overall picks to the Dallas Mavericks for Tyler Zeller at No. 17. The question is, who could they have drafted instead? First let's start with the fourth overall pick, Dion Waiters. Best Option: Waiters was a surprise ...

3-Team Andrew Bynum Deal Would Make Lakers, Bulls and Cavs Happy

The only player added would be former first-round pick Tyler Zeller, who comes extremely cheap and is actually a great fit with Mike D'Antoni's offense. Zeller is serviceable, and his biggest strength is probably his ability to run the floor, so he'd be worth keeping around. ...

Cody Zeller becomes latest from his family to crash the NBA

Older brother Luke Zeller played 16 games on the Phoenix Suns and middle brother Tyler Zeller played quite a bit as a rookie for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, the youngest brother Cody Zeller will join the ranks of his kin and continue the Zeller legacy as a member of the Bobcats. ...

2013 NBA draft: Should the Portland Trail Blazers draft Cody Zeller at No. 10? (poll)

The younger brother of current Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Tyler Zeller, the younger Zeller could have been a Top 10 pick in last year's NBA draft but opted to return to Bloomington for his sophomore season. Zeller, a second team AP All-American in 2012-13, helped the ...

NBA news roundup: Derrick Rose out with knee soreness; Al Jefferson, Tyler Zeller hurt;

The Cavaliers lost some frontcourt depth for the near future Friday night when Tyler Zeller got surgery to t ake out his appendix. Zeller was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and had surgery later that day. There is no timetable for his return. That phrase is unfortunately ...

Cavs' Tyler Zeller out after emergency appendectomy Friday

Cavaliers forward Tyler Zeller missed the team's Friday game against the Pistons because of a strained hip. But the team announced Saturday Zeller had an emergency appendectomy after he was diagnosed with an acute appendicitis. He will undergo additional recovery and re-evaluation ...

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It has been a long season already for Cleveland Cavaliers Tyler Zeller

(AP Photo) CHICAGO, Illinois -- Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller didn't need a map to get to the scorer's table on Saturday night in the United Center, and he didn't have to show an ID when he tried to check in to the game against the Bulls. But it has been awhile since the Cavs backup ...

Brothers Tyler Zeller and Cody Zeller meet for the first time as Cleveland Cavaliers take on Charlo...

Cavaliers big man Tyler Zeller, here muscling for position with Brooklyn's Reggie Evans last April, will be facing off against his younger brother Cody on Friday in Charlotte. It's the first time the two have played each other publicly. (Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer) CHARLOTTE, North ...

Do you remember Tyler Zeller? After missing the entire preseason, the Cavaliers center is working t...

Do you remember Tyler Zeller? After missing the entire preseason, the Cavaliers center is working to return to form Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller still has not been cleared to participate in practice after undergoing an appendectomy Oct. 11, and missed the entire preseason. (Julie ...

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller makes big gains, with some help from Krispy Kreme

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller makes big gains, with some help from Krispy Kreme Cavaliers big man Tyler Zeller, shown shooting during a summer league game in Las Vegas, has gained 20 pounds in order to get bigger and stronger for this season. (Julie Jacobson, Associated ...

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What does the future hold for Cleveland Cavaliers Tyler Zeller? Hey, Mary!

What does the future hold for Cleveland Cavaliers Tyler Zeller? Hey, Mary! Tyler Zeller hopes to improve in his second year. (Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer) CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Got a question about the Cavs. Mary Schmitt Boyer has the answers. Hey, Mary: It seems that Tyler ...

For Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller, benefits of USA Basketball minicamp should carry o...

For Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller, benefits of USA Basketball minicamp should carry over to NBA season Tyler Zeller and teammates Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters have been practicing with Team USA since Monday, and they'll take part in Thursday's night's intrasquad ...

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Contract options exercised for Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller: Cleve...

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- It barely counts as news when a team picks up the options on its four best young players, as the Cavaliers did on Wednesday in exercising the fourth-year options on Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson and the third-year options on Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller. But any ...

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio: Coach Mike Brown sees much progress from Cavaliers rookie Sergey Karasev

"' But before anyone anoints the 6-foot-8 Karasev the opening-night starter at small forward, clearly the biggest position of need midway through the preseason, there are a couple of issues to consider: Tyler Zeller and Brown's beliefs. What does Zeller have to do with Karasev...

Cavs' Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller excited for Year Two in the NBA (video)

The other was for center Tyler Zeller. Both had successful rookie seasons. Waiters, the fourth overall pick, was second in the class in points (14.7) and tied for third in assists (3.0). He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team along with Portland's Damian Lillard, Golden State's ...

Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller invited to USA Basketball minicamp in July

Cavaliers Kyrie Irving (2), forward Alonzo Gee (33), center Tyler Zeller (40) and shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) watch free throws in the closing minutes of a December game. Irving, Waiters and Zeller have been invited to USA Basketball's summer minicamp in July. (AP) CLEVELAND...

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