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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 42 games (three starts) in his rookie NBA season, averaged 2.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 8.6 minutes... Tied career-high with nine points and made career-high four field goals vs. Orlando on Mar. 19… Played nine minutes (all in fourth quarter) and had six points including go ahead tip-in and-one to give Suns lead for good on Mar. 14 at Boston… Made first career start and had six points and six boards in 19 minutes vs. L.A. Clippers on Mar. 4... Had first career game with 10+ rebounds (10) in addition to seven points at Milwaukee on Jan. 29… Posted career-highs with nine points, six rebounds and 16 minutes vs. Denver on Jan. 19… Assessed a Flagrant 2 Foul and ejected after foul on Nick Young vs. L.A. Lakers on Jan. 15… Played six minutes and had three points in first game after missing 21 at Chicago on Jan. 7… Played five minutes and recorded a steal and assist at Sacramento on Nov. 19 in his first game since the second game of the season after missing seven games to a sore left ankle… Made NBA debut in season opener vs. Portland on Oct. 30, scoring two points, grabbing two rebounds and blocking one shot in eight minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Suns with the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft… Signed with Suns on Aug. 29, 2013.

COLLEGE:
Two-year performer at Maryland, averaged 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.08 blocks in 60 career games (48 starts)… Had 32 career double-digit scoring games and seven career double-doubles… Named honorable mention All-ACC and to the All-ACC Defensive Team as a sophomore in 2012-13… Selected to the USBWA All-District III Team… Led the ACC with 78 blocks and 2.1 blocks per game as a sophomore… Ranked second on the team with 11.9 points and fifth in the conference with 7.8 rebounds per game in 38 contests… Scored in double figures in 26 games and recorded six double-doubles… Tallied a career-high 23 points in addition to 12 rebounds in season opener against No. 3 Kentucky on Nov. 9, 2012… Hit the game-winning shot to give Maryland a 51-50 victory over NC State, scoring on a tip-in with 0.9 seconds left… Blocked a career-high six shots in the NIT semifinal vs. Iowa, while posting 16 points and nine rebounds… Averaged 6.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.14 blocks in 22 games as a freshman in 2011-12… Ranked third in the ACC in conference games only with 2.2 blocks per game… Had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in collegiate debut vs. Albany on Dec. 28, 2011… Posted first career double-double with 12 points and 11 boards in ACC debut at NC State.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER:
NATIONAL TEAM: Represented Ukraine at the 2010 FIBA Europe U18 Championship… In nine games, averaged 16.0 points (4th highest at competition), 11.4 (2nd), 4.3 blocks (1st) and 1.7 steals (13th) in 29.0 minutes… Nearly recorded a triple-double with 20 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocked shots vs. Germany… Posted 24 points and 20 rebounds in a win over Sweden… Also represented Ukraine at the 2009 FIBA Europe U16 Championship… Averaged 8.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks (2nd highest at competition) in 18.6 minutes in five games.

PERSONAL:
Born Oleksiy Len on June 16, 1993, in Antratsit, Ukraine… Mother is Julia Len, a former track athlete… Has a sister, Anna Shaposhnikova… A gymnast growing up because he liked Jackie Chan movies… Began playing basketball at age 10… Combined gymnastics and basketball backgrounds at first Maryland midnight scrimmage, performing a cartwheel before being passed a ball and dunking when introduced… Majored in Family Sciences at Maryland… Likes to listen to reggae as a pre-game warm-up… Favorite movies are A Bronx Tale, Pulp Fiction and Goodfellas… Favorite app is Candy Crush… Favorite offseason activity is swimming… Favorite comfort food is pasta… Follow on Twitter @alexlen

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Height: 7'1''/ 2.16m
Weight: 255 lbs./ 115.7 kg
Born: June 16, 1993
From: Maryland
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Phoenix Suns 2013 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Maryland/Ukraine

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