Cody Zeller added more than nine pounds of muscle over the offseason.

“Our strength and conditioning coach was really good. A lot of lifting weights and a lot of eating everything. I put on a lot of muscle,” Zeller said when asked about his offseason training regimen. “We did a body fat test and I think I gained nine and a half pounds of muscle and lost two pounds of fat. It was good weight, too. So I don’t think I’ve lost any mobility and I can still run.”

Zeller was listed at 6-foot-11, 230 pounds last season.

“It will help all aspects of the game,” Zeller said of his added strength. “Posting up, rebounding, you know the guys in the Big Ten are so big you’ve got to have strength and weight. I think it will help me a lot this year.”