FanPost

Alex Len #1 Draft Pick?

Bleacher Report did a report on Dark Horse Candidates for the #1 pick, and our own Lensanity made the list (as expected)
Alex Len, Maryland, C, Sophomore, 7'1'', 255 pounds Player Comparison: Jonas Valanciunas Notable Stats: 12.8 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game, 1.9 blocks per game, 53.6 percent shooting Potential Suitors The Charlotte Bobcats and the Washington Wizards would be the two most likely to reach for Alex Len. Both lack any offensive promise at the center position, so they could use this draft to steal a long-term 7'1'' scorer. Two-Way Upside On the surface, Alex Len may not look like a No. 1 overall prospect, but future upside might outweigh his current skill set. Jason Szenes/Getty Images At 7'1'' with a monstrous wingspan, you don't need an analyst to tell you that his ceiling is high, both literally and figuratively. You won't find many players who can contest his shot at the rim, which means if he starts getting them off consistently, he would become a dangerous offensive weapon. He's got a developing post game, with the ability to turn over either shoulder or square up and face the hoop. Len is a lot more effective with room to operate, which he should have at the next level thanks to better surrounding shooters and a deeper three-point line. On the other side of the ball, he's capable of eating space in the paint and thoroughly protecting the basket. Just by standing still with his hands up, Len is posing as a roadblock for penetrating guards. Compared to Cody Zeller, he's less polished and more physical. But while you can improve an offensive skill set over time, it's tough to change the makeup of a finesse scorer like Zeller. Len's stock soared after putting up 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks against Nerlens Noel opening night. Check out the highlights that boosted Len's draft status:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1507013-biggest-dark-horses-for-the-no-1-overall-pick-of-the-2013-nba-draft?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cnn-sports-bin&hpt=hp_bn15



Anything deemed inappropriate will be deleted by an admin or moderator with the power to do so. The views of the above FanPost do not represent the beliefs of Testudo Times or Testudo Times' authors, nor are they the work of them.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker