Four Corners: UNC Alumni vs Current Players Pickup Games Highlight Camp Week
Roy Williams' Carolina Basketball Camp has completed its first session. One of the highlights is the scrimmage between former Tar Heel players and members of the current team. Tuesday's scrimmage featured an impressive turnout of former UNC players: Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Tyler Hansbrough, Justin Jackson, Marcus Paige, Marvin Williams, Jawad Williams and more.
Roy Williams Excited for 2018-19 Season
Roy Williams has a flood of former players arriving in town for camp week, including Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, John Henson, Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and Justin Jackson. And later this week he’s planning to speak with NBA teams on behalf of Joel Berry and Theo Pinson, who hope to be drafted to start their pro careers.
Ex-Celtic Tyler Zeller happy in Milwaukee
Tyler Zeller is on his fourth team in a six-year career. The Bucks are his third team since last season. He’d like to think he’s found a place to settle in, but his $1,933,941 for next season is non-guaranteed, so the 7-footer is prepared for another summer of uncertainty. Zeller did all he was asked for the Celts and earned the respect of his teammates and Brad Stevens.
Where will Jordan Brown, the nation's top uncommitted big man, sign?
The Tar Heels have been primarily communicating with Jordan Brown's father. However, their championship pedigree and Roy Williams' history of producing NBA level big men (Tony Bradley, Ed Davis, John Henson, Isaiah Hicks, Tyler Zeller) could give them more than just an outside shot. However, UNC may be on the outside looking in. Prediction: Stanford.
Tobacco Road well-represented in NBA playoffs
Tobacco Road teams — UNC, Wake Forest, N.C. State, and Duke — are well represented with 25 players in the NBA postseason. The Tar Heels have eight former players in the NBA playoffs. Tyler Zeller and John Henson are with the Milwaukee Bucks and face a tough first-round challenge in Boston. UNC also has Ed Davis as third-seeded Portland's third-best rebounder.
Luke Maye Named Academic All-America
The College Sports Information Directors of America has named UNC junior forward Luke Maye a second-team Academic All-America. Maye, a business administration major and a student in the Kenan Flagler Business School, is the 15th Tar Heel to earn Academic All-America honors and the third in the last eight years along with Tyler Zeller and Marcus Paige.
It's About Winning For Joel Berry & Luke Maye
The last time North Carolina placed multiple players on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team was in 2012, when Tyler Zeller, Harrison Barnes and John Henson were on it. The conference featured 12 teams then. So for Joel Berry and Luke Maye to both make the first team now, with 15 teams in the ACC, speaks to what the duo has accomplished this season.
Roy Williams Pre-Duke Press Conference Notebook
When asked Thursday, Roy Williams said some of North Carolina's defensive struggles have resulted from the lack of a rim protector. "There's no question that's a big problem," he said. "In the past, we could mess it up and John Henson might block a shot or Tyler Zeller might block a shot or James Michael McAdoo may take a charge inside. We haven't had that."
Center Tyler Zeller is catching up with Bucks
Three games into his Milwaukee Bucks tenure after he was traded from the Brooklyn Nets, Tyler Zeller is drawing praise from coach Joe Prunty. Prunty and Zeller worked together in Cleveland in 2012-’13. Most of Zeller’s best plays haven’t shown up in the stats yet in an average of 14 minutes per game as a backup, but Zeller’s value in getting teammates open.
Bucks excited to add Tyler Zeller's size, experience, character to team's mix
On Monday, the Bucks moved to shore up their front line, acquiring Tyler Zeller from the Brooklyn Nets. "He’s a high-character guy who we had an opportunity to add not only this year but as a great contract for us next year. This is not a shot-term fix, this is a chance to add another really good, high-character, highly talented person to our roster this year and going forward.”
Tyler Zeller traded to Milwaukee Bucks, will reunite with John Henson
The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired center Tyler Zeller from the Brooklyn Nets for former first-round draft pick Rashad Vaughn and a 2018 second-round pick. Zeller, 28, will compete for minutes behind starting Bucks center John Henson. Zeller has averaged 7 points and 4.6 rebounds in 2017-18. He has played with Cleveland and Boston in his six NBA seasons.
Austin Rivers falsely claims he was ACC Player of the Year
Austin Rivers mentioned in an interview with ESPN that he was ACC player of the year in 2011-12, his lone season at Duke. However, that was not the case. Former UNC forward Tyler Zeller won the honor that season. Zeller received 45 votes, ex-Virginia forward Mike Scott got 14 and Tar Heels players Harrison Barnes (2) and John Henson (1) rounded out the list. Rivers received 0 votes.
UNC-Clemson Postgame Notes
Joel Berry made four threes to pass Donald Williams (221) and Rashad McCants (221) to move into fourth in UNC history with 222 three-pointers. Berry passed Tyler Zeller and Scott Williams to move into 29th place in UNC scoring with 1,509 points. Cameron Johnson tied his career high with six three-pointers and led UNC in scoring for the first time with a game-high 21 points.
Tyler Zeller discusses his stint in Boston and starting for the Nets
Players try to find a balance between fighting for upward mobility in the NBA and falling in line with the program. Nobody in the Brad Stevens era toed this line more than Tyler Zeller. He arrived in Boston as a developing center prospect, starting 59 games his first season. But then the Celtics signed Amir Johnson and David Lee, pushing Zeller to the end of the rotation.
How Tyler Zeller has gone from sleeper to keeper
Tyler Zeller, who was signed on September 11, has become the team’s starting center over Timofey Mozgov, a player who the Nets are paying $16 million per year. Zeller, 27, has also become one of the Nets’ key performers of late. Since November 24, a 10-game stretch, Zeller has put up 9.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and is shooting 65%, playing 20.7 minutes per game.