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Tar Heels expect Zeller decision soon

Monday, February 16, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he expects a decision this week whether 7-foot freshman Tyler Zeller will return from injury or take a redshirt.

The 2008 Indiana Mr. Basketball from Washington High School broke his left wrist late in the win against Kentucky on Nov. 18. He had surgery the next day and was expected to miss the rest of the season, but recently returned to limited practice.

Williams said Monday he had a conference call with Zeller and his parents to discuss his future. Zeller's return would bolster third-ranked North Carolina's depth, which has taken a hit after losing Marcus Ginyard to injury and reserve Will Graves to suspension.

Zeller started the first two games while national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough sat out with an injury.

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