Zeller Finishing HS Career on High Note

Tyler Zeller, of Washington (Ind.) High, has had a busy past few weeks. The 7-foot, 220-pound big man is playing on the Indiana All-Star team and is set to take on the Kentucky squad twice this weekend.

"It's really fun because I play with them and against them in AAU all the time, so it's really fun just hanging out with them and playing with them," Zeller said.

"I don't know if it's helping me get in more shape, because I usually do more at home than I do here," Zeller added. "We just do a practice, but I don't do much extra. It definitely gets you back in game mode and it'll help me get some game experience and I can actually play against some guys that are bigger."

The series between the bordering stats begins tonight with the two playing in Indiana. Then on Sunday the two squads head to the Bluegrass state and battle it out in the Louisville Gardens. Zeller was dominant in the all-star tuneup against the state's top juniors on Wednesday, scoring 28 points (13-17 FG) and pulling down nine rebounds.

Shortly following the two weekend games, Zeller will be off to Chapel Hill. The five-star prospect, who leaves on Tuesday, said he's been hitting the gym hard, working on the weaker aspects of his game.

"I've just been working out, trying to get better every day," Zeller said. "We have all-stars this week, so I'm getting some game experience and getting back into that mode. I'm just playing basketball basically."

"Basically all I do is go in and shoot and whatever else I need to work on," he continued. "Right now I've got a summer workout with my high school team. Whatever I need to work on, I go in and do. I'm just trying to get better."

In high school Zeller wore No. 40 and he was hoping to get that number in college, but one of the current Tar Heels already sports it.

"I want to be 40, but [Michael] Copeland already has it," Zeller said. "I don't know which number I'll get. I asked about 44, but I don't' know what's going on with that."

Zeller averaged 33.1 points and 11 rebounds per game, while shooting an impressive 69-percent from the field. He checked in at No. 21 in Scout.com's final class rankings.

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