2013 NBA Draft Player Profile: Alex Len

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( Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Alex Len
Maryland – Sophomore (Born 1993)
7'1" 255 lbs


The Good:

– legit 7+ footer
– 7'4" wingspan
– successfully added weight to his frame
– very athletic, quick, agile for his size (used to be a gymnast)
– very good in the pick & roll
– good rebounder, especially offensively
– good shot blocker
– improved as his college career progressed

The Bad:

– currently rehabbing after ankle surgery – big men with foot problems are a red flag
– needs to get stronger physically
– not a very efficient scorer 
– offensive game still needs work
– not good at drawing fouls
– didn't really break out until his sophomore season
– bust potential?

NBA Comparison: 

Jonas Valanciunas

The Skinny:

Alex Len could be a risky early lottery pick – but he could also pay off big time.

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