Monday, February 27, 2012

UNC's Zeller is ACC player-of-year favorite

With two games to play in the regular season, North Carolina's Tyler Zeller has emerged as the clear favorite to win ACC Player of the Year honors. He already has been named the men’s basketball academic All-American of the Year by one organization.

In conference games only, Zeller is fourth in the league in scoring (17.6 points per game) and second in rebounding (9.8 rebounds per game). He also leads the ACC in offensive rebounds per game (3.9).

Zeller has been the most well-rounded and consistent of all the players who have emerged as player of the year candidates. Mike Scott, the senior forward at Virginia, will rightfully receive some attention for the award, but Virginia’s recent slide – the Cavaliers are 3-4 in their past seven games – hurts his cause.

-- Andrew Carter


Anonymous said...

Mike Scott is way overrated. He got schooled vs. UNC this weekend. I would expect either Zeller or even Austin Rivers to get it before Scott.

Anonymous said...

As a Duke fan I agree Zeller should get it.

Unknown said...

Where is UNC without Zeller? Now, where is UVa without Mike Scott? UNC would still be good, but UVa might be lucky to be at .500. That is all you need to know in determining who is the MVP in the ACC.

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well I have to agree on this selection Tyler Zeller had had such a great performance that year so he really deserved that, congratulations to him and his team because without it, he could not have done it