University of Maryland sophomore center Alex Len has opted to enter the NBA draft.
Last season with the Terps, Len averaged 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds.
He led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 78 blocked shots.
The Ukraine native is expected to be a top-10 selection in the 2013 draft, to be held on June 27th.
“I’m very grateful for the two years I’ve spent at Maryland and for everyone that has supported me during my time here,” said Len. “It’s been an honor to play here and I’ve learned so much. I want to thank Coach Turgeon and the coaching staff for believing in me and helping me grow as a player and a person. I also want to thank my teammates who were always there for me. We shared some great moments together. I’ve grown a lot, both on the court and off the court, over the past two years and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life.”
Coach Mark Turgeon says he’s proud of what Len has accomplished.
“I’m very proud of Alex and am excited for what the future holds for him,” said Turgeon. “To see the progress he’s made on the court, in the classroom and socially has been a truly rewarding experience. Alex has worked incredibly hard since he got here and he has earned this opportunity.”
Len averaged of 9.7 points and seven rebounds at Maryland. He started 48 games, including 37 this season.