Originally Posted by WMR
A problem I noticed with zeller is that he hunches over when he goes to the rim which ends up making him considerably smaller than he actually is. He needs to stay more upright. NBA bigs will make those Syracuse bigs seem like a fond memory if he doesn't get that corrected.
Especially this season, Zeller became more of a finesse player. He was the guy who took his man away from the basket to beat him off the dribble. He went low to gain leverage and was pretty good at blowing buy guys. Crean's style was to get out and run and beat the team down the court something Zeller was very good at. I think that plays a reason why he plays "smaller" especially at the rim.
I didn't think Zeller was the type of player who liked a whole lot of contact. The key to beating IU this season was to turn the game into a physical game. I think Zeller needs to get stronger physically and stronger around the rim. The thing is I don't know if Crean's style is conducive to that.