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Speed
06-08-2009, 03:40 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers

Luke Zeller to work out with Pacers



By Jeff Rabjohns (jeff.rabjohns@indystar.com)
Posted: June 8, 2009

Former Indiana Mr. Basketball Luke Zeller is one of four players scheduled to work out for the Indiana <NOBR id=itxt_nobr_0_0 style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 100%">Pacershttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</NOBR> (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers#) Tuesday.

Zeller, a 6-11 power forward from Notre <NOBR id=itxt_nobr_1_0 style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 100%">Damehttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</NOBR> (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers#), was the 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball after hitting a half-court shot at the buzzer to lift Washington to the Class 3A state title.

Zeller averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds as a senior for the Irish.


The other players expected to work out are 6-9 sophomore forward James Johnson of Wake Forest, 6-7 forward Marcus Landry of Wisconsin and 6-5 swingman K.C Rivers of Clemson.

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James Johnson should look good in this group based on his rankings, but you know what I really really really like Marcus Landry when I watched him play this year. I think he's way older and undersized though, if I remember right. The times I watched Wisconsin this year though, he was the best player on the floor. He reminded me of Carl Landry alot.

Since86
06-08-2009, 03:51 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers

Luke Zeller to work out with Pacers



By Jeff Rabjohns (jeff.rabjohns@indystar.com)
Posted: June 8, 2009

Former Indiana Mr. Basketball Luke Zeller is one of four players scheduled to work out for the Indiana <NOBR id=itxt_nobr_0_0 style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 100%">Pacershttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</NOBR> (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers#) Tuesday.

Zeller, a 6-11 power forward from Notre <NOBR id=itxt_nobr_1_0 style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 100%">Damehttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</NOBR> (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers#), was the 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball after hitting a half-court shot at the buzzer to lift Washington to the Class 3A state title.

Zeller averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds as a senior for the Irish.


The other players expected to work out are 6-9 sophomore forward James Johnson of Wake Forest, 6-7 forward Marcus Landry of Wisconsin and 6-5 swingman K.C Rivers of Clemson.

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James Johnson should look good in this group based on his rankings, but you know what I really really really like Marcus Landry when I watched him play this year. I think he's way older and undersized though, if I remember right. The times I watched Wisconsin this year though, he was the best player on the floor. He reminded me of Carl Landry alot.

I thought they had different games. Marcus was more of a wing player, Carl stayed in on the block.

Marcus shot 3s, I don't remember Carl ever being out that far.

EDIT: Carl shot 4 his SR year, 2 his JR year, and 4 as a soph.
EDIT2: Sorry, those are made totals. 19att. was his high as a SR.

duke dynamite
06-08-2009, 03:54 PM
Cool beans.

Speed
06-08-2009, 04:02 PM
I think he reminded me of the guy who yanked Chris Kamens boys, that one time. I can't remember his name, but I've always liked him as a role player. I just remember seeing Wisconsin play and being very impressed by him, but then later found out he was much much older....

I guess I need to settle down, he put up 12 and 4.5 last year, he turns 24 in November, so he's not as old as I had thought.

Maybe this is the James Johnson workout to see if he can completely cominate 6'11" Zeller and a 6'5" swing man. Reading Johnson's bio he's intruging, I just haven't seen him play.

Naptown_Seth
06-08-2009, 06:56 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers

Luke Zeller to work out with Pacers



By Jeff Rabjohns (jeff.rabjohns@indystar.com)
Posted: June 8, 2009

Former Indiana Mr. Basketball Luke Zeller is one of four players scheduled to work out for the Indiana <nobr id="itxt_nobr_0_0" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%;">Pacershttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</nobr> (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers#) Tuesday.

Zeller, a 6-11 power forward from Notre <nobr id="itxt_nobr_1_0" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%;">Damehttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</nobr> (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090608/SPORTS04/90608037/Luke+Zeller+to+work+out+with+Pacers#), was the 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball after hitting a half-court shot at the buzzer to lift Washington to the Class 3A state title.

Zeller averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds as a senior for the Irish.


The other players expected to work out are 6-9 sophomore forward James Johnson of Wake Forest, 6-7 forward Marcus Landry of Wisconsin and 6-5 swingman K.C Rivers of Clemson.

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James Johnson should look good in this group based on his rankings, but you know what I really really really like Marcus Landry when I watched him play this year. I think he's way older and undersized though, if I remember right. The times I watched Wisconsin this year though, he was the best player on the floor. He reminded me of Carl Landry alot.
ie, bodies needed to test James Johnson against

Definitely seems like a guy you'd expect to be on their short list.

Smoothdave1
06-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Interesting list of players. I think Zeller has a chance of getting a summer league invite, simply to see what he can do as you can't teach height.

I could see Landry (Carl's little brother) landing with a team and going to camp or maybe even a possible 2nd round pick

Pacers#1Fan
06-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Oh man, it's 2009 and I'm still amazed Zeller beat out Domonic James and McBob for 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball.

LoneGranger33
06-09-2009, 07:55 PM
I think he reminded me of the guy who yanked Chris Kamens boys, that one time. I can't remember his name, but I've always liked him as a role player.

That your newest Toronto Raptor right there!

Justin Tyme
06-09-2009, 07:58 PM
Oh man, it's 2009 and I'm still amazed Zeller beat out Domonic James and McBob for 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball.


So is McBob!!!

croz24
06-09-2009, 08:44 PM
Oh man, it's 2009 and I'm still amazed Zeller beat out Domonic James and McBob for 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball.

hit a shot at the buzzer from half court to win the state title and you too would win mr. basketball...james deserved it though. actually just met dominic last thursday in broad ripple. he's every bit of 5'10".

pacergod2
06-10-2009, 10:02 AM
I am elated that we are working out James Johnson. I think it is interesting to see the warm bodies they brought in for him to work out against. They are guys with little to lose and will play their asses off against him. Also, I think they are trying to figure out how well rounded Johnson's game is and where exactly he would fit in position-wise in the NBA and on our team. I would be much happier with Johnson at 13 than alot of the players that we are projected to take. I just hope he has the work ethic.

Speed
06-10-2009, 10:12 AM
I heard the tail end of an interview with JMV with James Johnson. All I got out of it was they didn't scrimmage, they just did drills, I guess. At least that's what I heard. He was very respectful and said Yes sir, no sir. Anyone have anything else on this?

Naptown_Seth
06-10-2009, 12:42 PM
No info to add, but as far as interviews go I'm much more skeptical of them in general in this era of PR coaching and such. The agents put them in training for how to interact with the teams, publicity, etc. Maybe it's genuine, maybe it's new but will stick, or maybe it's just saying the right things.

It's just a lot harder to be sure. I do think you can sometimes read into it, but it's better if you can get them in a non-canned interview situation, something a bit more dynamic that is tougher to prep for. If you just walk through the standard "are you going to come in and work hard" set of questions you are only going to get the wrong answer out of 100% idiots, and the rest are all going to "sir" you up plenty.

That's why I like in-season interviews when their agent interaction has to be a lot more restricted (should be none, but come on).