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Luke Zeller
PF/C - 6'11, 250lbs - 35 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
  • Birthdate: 04/07/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Notre Dame
  • Country: USA/Georgia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
31st July, 2009JapanSigned a one year contract with Shiga Lakestars.
22nd September, 2010LithuaniaSigned a one year contract with Naglis-Adakris.
24th October, 2010LithuaniaReleased by Naglis-Adakris.
1st November, 2010D-LeagueDrafted 27th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Iowa Energy.
8th November, 2010D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy to Bakersfield Jam in exchange for future second and third round picks.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueTraded by Bakersfield Jam, along with the #123 pick in the 2011 D-League draft, to Austin Toros in exchange for the #41 pick and the Toros's 2012 second round pick.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
24th December, 2011NBAWaived by San Antonio.
27th December, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Austin Toros.
11th January, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Austin Toros due to injury.
8th March, 2012D-LeagueRe-acquired by Austin Toros.
28th September, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
21st February, 2013NBAWaived by Phoenix.
23rd December, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Toros.
Career Moves
2005 - 2009Notre Dame (NCAA)
July 2009Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
July 2009 - June 2010Shiga Lakestars (Japan, BJ League)
September 2010 - October 2010Naglis-Adakris (Lithuania)
November 2010Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2010 - November 2011Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
November 2011 - December 2011Austin Toros (D-League)
December 2011San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012Austin Toros (D-League)
July 2012San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
September 2012 - February 2013Phoenix Suns (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2014Austin Toros (D-League)
Articles about Luke Zeller

December 12, 2013

Luke Zeller - Zeller's bizarre stint in the NBA - bizarre because he has only one plus skill, shooting, at which he is not even especially noteworthy - seems to be over.

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January 5, 2011

[...] (Strangely, the league leader in assist/turnover ratio is 6'11 Bakersfield jumpshooting centre Luke Zeller, with a 4.3:1 mark. Luke also has 75 three point attempts to only 4 free throw attempts. He is a centre in height only.)

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November 15, 2010

27th: - Iowa Energy - Luke Zeller, Notre Dame

Zeller is not nearly as good as his younger brother - Tyler, a starter at North Carolina - and nor does he play like him. Whilst Tyler makes his living with hook shots and movement around the basket, Luke mainly takes jumpshots, and subsequently shot 39% in his senior season despite standing 6'11. Furthermore, his senior season averages of 4.9ppg and 2.8rpg were also career highs, which is slightly worrying in almost 15 minutes per game. And it's not as though he defends like Connor Atchley.

Zeller played last year in Japan, averaging 8.2ppg and 7.2rpg in 22 minutes of 50 games for the Shiga Lakestars of the BJ League. He was also playing in Lithuania up until two weeks ago, averaging 5.2 points and 3.7 rebounds for Naglis-Adakris Palangos.

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