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Being able to play in the NBA is the biggest privilege anyone could ever ask for, but for me it is the greatest opportunity I have been given to spread the Gospel to people. There are many people who look up to me, figuratively and physically, and I know I can have an impact on them. My goal every day is to handle myself in a Gospel-centered manner and be able to show my faith to people through my actions. When I get the opportunity, there is no greater joy than to be able to share the Gospel with someone. The forgiveness that I have been able to receive through Christ is the greatest gift I have ever received in my life, and I love being able to help others be able to receive that gift, or just simply give them encouragement in their faith. There are challenges along the way, but I wouldn’t give up that gift for any challenge, difficulty or anything the world can offer...

When you grow up a Zeller, you have some big shoes to fill. And it’s not just because Luke and Tyler wear size 18 and 19 shoes, respectively. The eldest brother, Luke, led Washington High School to an Indiana Class 3A championship, swooshing a miracle heave from mid-court his senior season in 2005. The middle brother, Tyler, the 17th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, led the Hatchets to another title in 2008 and set an Indiana scoring record during his senior campaign. And to top it off, both received the illustrious Indiana Mr. Basketball award and were named McDonald’s All-Americans their senior seasons...

Despite injuries his first two seasons, Tyler Zeller's faith and trust in God remained strong, and on Thursday, the middle Zeller was selected 17th overall in the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Sports Spectrum's feature on Tyler was published in the Fall 2011 issue. Most Christians are of the firm belief that God does indeed have a plan for each of them and that they can claim the promise of Jeremiah 29:11 – a plan of hope and a promising future...

Tyler Zeller, who we featured in the Winter 2012 issue, does a video for I Am Second:

The Zeller Brothers The Zeller brothers have fired up their hometown of Washington, Ind. for March Madness. People throughout the town have been seen wearing Tar Heel blue or Indiana crimson in support of Washington's favorite sons. Zeller jerseys have been flying off the racks... Tyler Zeller Tyler Zeller has been named Second-Team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Tyler is also this year's ACC Player of the Year, an award a North Carolina senior has not won since Phil Ford in 1978. Tyler and the North Carolina Tar Heels earned a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face the No. 16 seed (winner between Lamar and Vermont in the First Four). The New York Times' Pete Thamel writes about Tyler's quiet leadership... Cody Zeller Cody Zeller and the Indiana Hoosiers earned a No. 4 seed and will play the 13th seeded New Mexico State Aggies in the NCAA tournament. Cody helped IU get their first Big Ten conference tournament win since 2006 last week and their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2008. Cody is the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and appears in the current Winter 2012 DigiMag issue of Sports Spectrum. A four-page feature on Cody is also in our upcoming Spring 2012 issue. Click here to subscribe.

Our Fall 2011 issue, featuring Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on the cover, has arrived at the Sports Spectrum offices. If you are a subscriber, you'll be receiving your own issue within the next few weeks. This issue features closeups on Florida Marlins utility player Omar Infante, surfer Matt Beacham, windsurfer Allison Shreeve and former NFL quarterback and current U.S. Congressman Heath Shuler along with features on Boston Red Sox All-Star slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Butler basketball head coach Brad Stevens, North Carolina basketball star Tyler Zeller, Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, PGA golfer Bernhard Langer, NASCAR veteran Bobby Labonte, Sporting Kansas City player Michael Harrington and Saint Louis Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman along with Brett Honeycutt's column about Tim Tebow's playing time. To subscribe to Sports Spectrum, call 1-866-821-2971 or click the subscribe tab.

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