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2013 NBA Draft: Phoenix Suns Select Alex Len With No. 5 Pick

With the No. 5 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns select Alex Len.


Age: 20

Height: 7-foot-1

Position: Center

School/Country: Maryland

About the Prospect: After two seasons at Maryland, 7-foot-1 center Alex Len made the decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the professional ranks. An on-the-rise prospect with a game that continues to grow and evolve around the rim, Len can be labeled as a project player by some, but his potential features undeniable upside. Len is evolving more as a shooter, so he has an improving offensive game and given his height and mobility, you know he’s a stable prospect on the defensive end of the court.

About His Impact on Team:

The best decision Len ever made was return to Maryland for another season so he could gain more experience and his stock has been on the rise over the last couple of weeks. He may only have averaged 11.9 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game last season, but the potential is certainly there for Len and this was a solid pick for the Suns at No. 5 considering he has the potential to make an immediate impact.

Even if Phoenix is still a year or two away from being contenders, Len should develop into a solid NBA center.


To learn more about Alex Len, check out his prospect profile by clicking HERE.