Zeller could have been in New York City with his brother, Tyler, a former star at North Carolina, and the 13 other players the league invited to the draft Thursday night.
Instead, the day opened with Zeller parked on the bench press in the Cook Hall weight room. He pushed 185 pounds 20 times, a personal record and eight more reps than Zeller could handle when he arrived at IU from Washington (Ind.) High School a year ago.
“Might have to text Tyler about that,” Zeller said, with a wink. “I think he only got 16 in Chicago (at the NBA Draft combine).”