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#25 Alex Len
Position: Center
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 255
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Antratsit, Ukraine
Experience: 1 Letter

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Honorable mention All-ACC and member of the All-ACC Defensive Team. Also named to the USBWA All-District III Team... Ranked second on the team with 11.9 points per game... Ranked 5th in the conference with 7.8 rebounds per game and third with 2.9 offensive RPG... Led the league with 78 total blocks and with 2.1 blocks per game. Recorded at least one block in 34 of 38 games... Scored in double figures in 26 of 38 games... Recorded six double-doubles, and eight double-figure rebound games... Set career highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds against then-No. 3 Kentucky (11/9)... Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds at Northwestern (11/27) and recorded his second double-double of the year (13 points)... One rebound shy of a second straight double-double with 12 points and 9 boards vs. George Mason (12/2)... Recorded his third double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Monmouth (12/12)... Finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 16 points and 9 boards vs. Virginia Tech (1/5)... Had a double-double vs. Florida State (1/9) with 15 points and 10 rebounds... Finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 16 points and 9 boards at Miami (1/13)... Had the game-winning shot to lift Maryland to a 51-50 win over No. 14 NC State, scoring on a tip-in with 00.9 seconds left... Had a team-high 16 points and game-high 13 rebounds for his 5th double-double of the year vs. Boston College (1/22)... Recorded his sixth double-figure rebound game of the year with 10 at Duke (1/26)... Had 12 points and nine boards while adding a career-high three assists and three blocks vs. Wake Forest (2/2)... Matched a career high with five blocks vs. Virginia (2/10)... Scored a team-high 19 points and had nine rebounds and three blocks vs. Duke (2/16)... Recorded a career-high four assists and 11 points vs. Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament (3/14)... Had his second career 20-point game with 20 vs. North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (3/16) including a career-high 10 free throws on 12 attempts... Recorded his sixth double-double of the season and first since 1/22 with 15 points and 13 rebounds at Alabama (3/26). Also matched a career high with five blocks... Blocked a career-high six shots in the NIT semifinal vs. Iowa (4/2) while also scoring 16 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12): Had four games with 3 blocks in his first 6 as a Terrapin... 3rd in ACC in conference games with 2.2 blocks average... 31 in last 14 games (2.21 bpg), including 4 games with 4 blocks each... 47 blocks are 3rd on all-time freshman list at Maryland... Freshman record is 99 by Derrick Lewis (1985)... Had six rebounds and four points in 16 minutes of exhibition win over Northwood (11/4)... Suspended first 10 games of season due to NCAA Amateurism guidelines... Had 14 pts (6-9 FG), 8 rebs, 3 blocks in 27 minutes in collegiate debut vs. Albany (12/28)... 8 of his 13 points in win vs. Samford (12/31) came in first half. Also had 7 rebounds and a block... 9 of 15 points vs. Cornell (1/3) in 2nd half... 5-5 FG with team-high 9 rebounds, 3 blocks... First career double-double with 12 points, 11 boards at NC State (1/8) in ACC debut... Also had assist, 2 blocks (5-for-7 FG) and earned ACC ROOKIE OF WEEK honor... Had 9 rebounds, all defensive and 3 blocks in win over Georgia Tech (1/15)... Played only 7 minutes at Temple (1/21) due to ankle injury... 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 FT) with 7 boards at Miami (2/1)... 4 blocks most by Terp this season... Had 12 points, 9 boards vs. #5 UNC (2/4)... Matched career-high with 4 blocks... Lone bucket in win at Clemson was huge, coming with 58.6 left after Tigers cut deficit to 59-58... Had 7 boards and 4 points in 15 minutes off the bench at #9 Duke (2/11)... All 8 points in win over Miami (2/21) came in 2nd half... Also 4 boards, 2 blocks (4-5 FG)... Led Terps with 8 boards at GT (2/25)... Also 6 points, 4 blocks and steal... Had 6 points, 6 boards, 2 assists in 16 minutes at #6 UNC... Limited to 16 minutes by fouls... Season-high 34 minutes off bench vs. #24 UVa (3/4)... 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks... Had 7 points, 6 boards, 3 blocks in win over Wake (3/8) in ACC Tournament opener.

BEFORE MARYLAND: A standout player for the Ukraine national team at the U-18 European Championships in 2010... Averaged 16.0 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.3 blocks in nine games in the tournament... Nearly posted a triple-double in a game against Germany with 20 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks.

PERSONAL: Mother is Julia Len... His mother ran track... Has a sister, Anna Shaposhnikova... Grew up as a gymnast because he liked Jackie Chan movies... Started playing basketball at age 10... At his first Maryland Madness, did a cartwheel before being passed a ball and slam-dunking during his introduction... Major is Family Sciences.

  • Recipient of the Gary Williams Men's Basketball Scholarship







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