Tyler Paul Zeller (born January 17, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the nephew of former NBA player Al Eberhard, and the brother of Charlotte Hornets player Cody Zeller and former Phoenix Suns player Luke Zeller.
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 March 22, 2014, Zeller scored a then career-high 23 points in a 111-118 loss to the Houston Rockets.
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.
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Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2013)
NCAA champion (2009)
Consensus second-team All-American (2012)
Academic All-American of the Year (2012)
ACC Player of the Year (2012)
First-team All-ACC (2012)
Second-team All-ACC (2011)
Indiana Mr. Basketball (2008)
McDonald’s All-American (2008)