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2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile Video: Alex Len, Maryland (C)

Alex Len has had a rising NBA stock ever since arriving at Maryland, but his decision to return for a second season may have been his best move so far. Len’s numbers — 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game — don’t necessarily jump off the page, however, they are a real improvement from his freshman campaign. Len could’ve left early a year ago and probably been selected in last year’s draft, but the extra year at Maryland did wonders for him and his potential.

Len is an intimidating factor at 7-foot-1 and he has a refined game that continues to grow. Len shined in many keys match-ups this past season and that’s exactly what he needed to do to prove his worth to NBA scouts. In fact, Len scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in his first game as a sophomore this past season. Ironically enough, his match-up that night was none other than Nerlens Noel — the top projected center in this year’s field.

Len will not participate in pre-draft workouts due to a stress fracture in his foot, but that shouldn’t affect his stock much at all. Len will still be a top ten selection this upcoming June.

 

Draft Projection: Top Ten

 

Click here to visit Len’s official 2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile and learn more about his strengths and weaknesses moving forward.

Click here to visit the official Rant Sports 2013 NBA Draft page and view other prospect profiles for this year’s class.

 

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