Alex Len had been mentioned as a possible No. 1 overall selection for the Cleveland Cavaliers by a number of websites going into Thursday's NBA draft, and even more prominently to the Charlotte Bobcats at No. 4.
If those picks turned ultimately out to be surprises — the Cavaliers taking Nevada-Las Vegas forward Anthony Bennett with the first pick and the Bobcats choosing Indiana center Cody Zeller with the fourth — the No. 5 pick of the Phoenix Suns turned out to be a “dream come true” for the former Maryland center.
“I'm so excited. … I'm so honored to be here,” Len said to ESPN's Shane Battier shortly after being selected. “I'm...
Orlando guard Victor Oladipo cheers during the NBA Summer League game of Orlando Magic versus Philadelphia 76'ers at the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)