Maryland-Kentucky Postgame: Alex Len Shined on the Big Stage

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Maryland-Kentucky Postgame: Alex Len Shined on the Big Stage
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At times during his shortened freshman season with the Maryland men’s basketball team, Alex Len appeared timid, especially on the road. He was adjusting to the language, often unable to understand Coach Mark Turgeon’s play-calls, so the Ukrainian 7-footer simply went out and played basketball. But the new Alex Len showed up Friday night, a bulked-up force who had a nationally televised coming-out party, even if his Terrapins couldn’t quite get over the hump against defending national champion Kentucky in a 72-69 loss.

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