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Former Maryland center Alex Len signs with Atlanta Hawks

There are now two former Terps on the team.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After five seasons with the Phoenix Suns, former Maryland center Alex Len is joining the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.

Len’s contract will be for two years and $8.5 million, Charania reported.

Len played at Maryland from 2011-13 and recorded 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore. He was the No. 5 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. After playing sparingly as a rookie, he’s become a consistent role player, averaging 8.5 points and 7.2 rebounds across the last three seasons.

Now he’s joining Kevin Huerter, the first Terrapin since Len to be selected in the first round, in Atlanta. This gives the Hawks half the Maryland players in the association, with Jake Layman in Portland and Justin Jackson in Orlando. The Hawks are rebuilding, but these two Terps will look to help guide the franchise in the right direction.