I’ve been excited about the 2012-13 version of Alex Len since he outclassed Kentucky’s bigs in the season opener, and I knew (via Draft Express and NBADraft.net) he’s shaping up to be a Lottery pick, but look at what Chad Ford wrote in today’s ESPN.com chat:
Where is Alex Len’s stock right now? Has to be climbing towards that top 7-10 range no?
Been No. 5 on our Big Board since the first week of the season. Still has an outside chance at the No. 1 pick. He’s 7-1, skilled and strong. Those guys don’t come along very often. Will be watching him very closely. There is a lot to like there.
That’s pretty impressive, especially when you consider Maryland hasn’t had a guy go in the top half of the Lottery since Stevie Franchise in ’99. Lensanity!
That said, if my team drafted him that high I’d be disappointed. Len strikes me as kind of stiff, at least by pro standards. His NBADraft.net player comparison is Kosta Koufos, after all. So you know the Wiz’ll end up taking him.