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