Found June 24, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
For months the assumption has been that Kentucky center Nerlens Noel would be the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. When the Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery, that assumption was further solidified, given the team’s need of another post presence. But as we creep towards Thursday night’s draft, it has become apparent that the Cavs are exploring other options with the top pick, and now there may be a new favorite. Several reports have now indicated that Maryland’s Alex Len has leaped over Noel on Cleveland’s board and is the likely choice for the No. 1 pick in the draft. Len, who most fans had never heard of before the draft evaluation process began, is a 7’1″ center from Ukraine who is skilled and an exceptional athlete for his size. Len comes with some serious question marks though. He desperately needs to add strength to his 225-pound frame, can be passive on both ends of the floor and never really put up great numbers in college. But he is definitely a skilled, high-upside big...
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