22 Facts About Alex Len


Oleksiy Yuriyovych Len, commonly known as Alex Len, is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

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Alex Len started playing basketball at the age of 13 and later attended Dnipropetrovsk Higher College in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

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Alex Len played for the Ukraine national team at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship and the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where during the 2010 tournament, he was the fourth-best overall scorer, second-best rebounder, and the best shot blocker.

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Alex Len was recruited by then Maryland assistant basketball coach, Scott Spinelli.

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On January 16,2013, Alex Len scored 10 points, including a game-winning shot with 0.

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Alex Len put up 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, while holding Duke star senior Mason Plumlee to four points.

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On May 3,2013, Alex Len ended up getting surgery on his left ankle that resulted in him being out for several months, ultimately causing him to sit out from the 2013 NBA Summer League.

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Alex Len was selected fifth overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2013 NBA draft.

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Alex Len was the second international-born player to be selected in that draft, behind the first overall selection in Canadian-born Anthony Bennett, as well as the highest-selected Ukrainian-born player to be drafted in the NBA, which was a record previously held by Vitaly Potapenko in 1996.

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Alex Len was the first Suns player to be taken in the top 5 of an NBA draft since Armen Gilliam in 1987.

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On July 12,2013, Alex Len had surgery on his right ankle due to a stress fracture.

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Alex Len signed with the Suns on August 29,2013, and was cleared to practice with them by early September.

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Alex Len made his NBA debut on November 1,2013, at home in a close victory against the Utah Jazz.

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In July 2014, Alex Len joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

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Alex Len subsequently missed the final seven games of the season.

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In July 2015, Alex Len re-joined the Suns for the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where in five games, he averaged 10.

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Alex Len recorded 19 double-doubles and finished with averages of 9.

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Alex Len was waived by the Raptors on January 19,2021, after 13 regular season games.

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Alex Len played for Ukraine's Under-16 national team during the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship.

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Alex Len played with his nation's Under-18 national team for the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.

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Unlike in the Under-16 Tournament he participated in back in 2009, Alex Len helped the Under-18 team stay in the Division A tournaments for at least another year.

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Alex Len is a strong swimmer, and on April 25,2016, he helped save his friend and a lifeguard from drowning at a beach in the Dominican Republic.

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