IU is a darkhorse for Tyler Zeller

  • 07/06/2007 1:28 pm in

Tyler ZellerMost recent reports list four schools, in no particular order, as the leaders for the services of 6’11” Washington center Tyler Zeller. Those schools are Purdue, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.

However, there is one school that isn’t mentioned quite as frequently but could be right in line with the others: Indiana.

Zeller grew up in Daviess County, which is prime IU territory.

Steve Bouchie, the state’s Mr. Basketball in 1979, played on IU’s 1981 national title team, providing an IU connection with Zeller. Bouchie ranks third on Washington’s all-time scoring list with 1,311 points.

Expect Indiana to make the cut when Zeller trims his list of schools later in the summer. And if his parents want to watch him regularly, Bloomington is much closer than West Lafayette, Lawrence (KS), Lexington or Chapel Hill.

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  • Seems doubtful IU will nab this guy. Although, the way Sampson has recruited, I wouldn’t put it past him.

  • Seems doubtful IU will nab this guy. Although, the way Sampson has recruited, I wouldn’t put it past him.

  • Seems doubtful IU will nab this guy. Although, the way Sampson has recruited, I wouldn’t put it past him.

  • Big A

    I’d agree, but the fact that Zeller said this recently makes me believe we have a chance:

    “The plan is to cut my list of schools to five in July or August. I am going to officially visit the schools that make the cut. The final decision is up to me, but I will talk to my parents and coach if I need some advice.”

  • Big A

    I’d agree, but the fact that Zeller said this recently makes me believe we have a chance:

    “The plan is to cut my list of schools to five in July or August. I am going to officially visit the schools that make the cut. The final decision is up to me, but I will talk to my parents and coach if I need some advice.”

  • Big A

    I’d agree, but the fact that Zeller said this recently makes me believe we have a chance:

    “The plan is to cut my list of schools to five in July or August. I am going to officially visit the schools that make the cut. The final decision is up to me, but I will talk to my parents and coach if I need some advice.”

  • scottie

    I have to agree with Big A on this. If the parents have any say, they’d most likely try to keep him close. Also, if IU could somehow just get an official their chances would go up a lot.

  • scottie

    I have to agree with Big A on this. If the parents have any say, they’d most likely try to keep him close. Also, if IU could somehow just get an official their chances would go up a lot.

  • scottie

    I have to agree with Big A on this. If the parents have any say, they’d most likely try to keep him close. Also, if IU could somehow just get an official their chances would go up a lot.

  • I’m not big on making fun of people’s personal appearances — but I think that guy just killed me in Halo.

  • I’m not big on making fun of people’s personal appearances — but I think that guy just killed me in Halo.

  • I’m not big on making fun of people’s personal appearances — but I think that guy just killed me in Halo.

  • It would be nice to see him in Kentucky blue.But if notPurdue or Indiana will be ok.As long as he is not a Tar heel or a Jayhawk I am fine.Keep the Kentucky Indiana Talent in the States dont let the outsiders of college basketball steal another great player from our Basketball states!

  • It would be nice to see him in Kentucky blue.But if notPurdue or Indiana will be ok.As long as he is not a Tar heel or a Jayhawk I am fine.Keep the Kentucky Indiana Talent in the States dont let the outsiders of college basketball steal another great player from our Basketball states!

  • It would be nice to see him in Kentucky blue.But if notPurdue or Indiana will be ok.As long as he is not a Tar heel or a Jayhawk I am fine.Keep the Kentucky Indiana Talent in the States dont let the outsiders of college basketball steal another great player from our Basketball states!

  • Great blog here guys. I doubt IU will get Zeller Ad long as Zeller is not a wildcat or a boiler I will be happy.

  • Great blog here guys. I doubt IU will get Zeller Ad long as Zeller is not a wildcat or a boiler I will be happy.

  • Bootsie White

    if zeller is looking for immediate playing time, it certainly seems that minutes will be available quickly in Bloomington.

  • Bootsie White

    if zeller is looking for immediate playing time, it certainly seems that minutes will be available quickly in Bloomington.

  • Zach

    As others have said, I highly doubt he ends up at IU. However with seeing him at the AMC in Bloomington, I’m quite okay with that.

  • Zach

    As others have said, I highly doubt he ends up at IU. However with seeing him at the AMC in Bloomington, I’m quite okay with that.

  • Zach

    As others have said, I highly doubt he ends up at IU. However with seeing him at the AMC in Bloomington, I’m quite okay with that.

  • Big A

    While many I’ve talked with haven’t been especially impressed with Zeller, you never want an in-state kid going out of state. If he doesn’t end up with us, I’ll be hoping Purdue gets him.

  • Big A

    While many I’ve talked with haven’t been especially impressed with Zeller, you never want an in-state kid going out of state. If he doesn’t end up with us, I’ll be hoping Purdue gets him.

  • Chad

    If Zeller wants to play in the uptempo system he desires,play for the best coach in the country and play in the NBA one day he’ll haed for Chapel Hill.

  • Chad

    If Zeller wants to play in the uptempo system he desires,play for the best coach in the country and play in the NBA one day he’ll haed for Chapel Hill.

  • Paul Newbill

    Billy G. has already had Zeller on campus for an unofficial visit. With the tradition, facilities and Billy G’s magic, he’ll be a CAT.

  • Paul Newbill

    Billy G. has already had Zeller on campus for an unofficial visit. With the tradition, facilities and Billy G’s magic, he’ll be a CAT.

  • Paul Newbill

    Billy G. has already had Zeller on campus for an unofficial visit. With the tradition, facilities and Billy G’s magic, he’ll be a CAT.

  • Martin

    The rumors I’ve heard is that UNC is in the drivers seat.

  • Martin

    The rumors I’ve heard is that UNC is in the drivers seat.

  • Martin

    The rumors I’ve heard is that UNC is in the drivers seat.

  • Don Shieldsdon.

    I do not see how an in-state talent as Tyler could NOT pick IU. Just why is IU not attactive to these kids. Are we still suffering from the Davis syndrome?

  • Don Shieldsdon.

    I do not see how an in-state talent as Tyler could NOT pick IU. Just why is IU not attactive to these kids. Are we still suffering from the Davis syndrome?

  • Don Shieldsdon.

    I do not see how an in-state talent as Tyler could NOT pick IU. Just why is IU not attactive to these kids. Are we still suffering from the Davis syndrome?

  • Sheila

    He’ll be a Boilermaker!!

  • Sheila

    He’ll be a Boilermaker!!

  • Sheila

    He’ll be a Boilermaker!!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Wow, this is like looking at an old high school year book. Tyler is a beast now, and Cody is going to be even beastier….