With Melo Trimble playing on the U.S. team at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, sophomore from Springfield, Mass., is getting a chance to show Maryland coach Mark Turgeon how the offense looks when he gets to run it during the limited summer workouts allowed under NCAA guidelines.
Except for the fact that his left foot is encased in a protective boot, and that most of his training is done sitting down, little has changed for former Maryland center Alex Len as he gets ready for next week's NBA draft.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had hoped for sophomore center Alex Len to make the announcement of his plans to forgo the last two years of his college career in order to turn pro. But what Turgeon called a "lingering story" was difficult to keep from the media.
What has been anticipated around the Maryland basketball season for months has become reality: sophomore Alex Len will forego the last two years of his college career, a source with knowledge of the situation said Sunday night.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun hopes to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, he exchanged emails with Dave Tucker, who writes about Maryland basketball for Testudo Times.