Len picks up All-ACC honors

March 11, 2013 | WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland sophomore center Alex Len received honorable mention All-ACC and was named to the All-ACC Defensive Team, both of which were announced on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Len is joined on the defensive team by Miami’s Shane Larkin and Durand Scott, Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller and Virginia’s Jontel Evans.

The Antratsit, Ukraine, native ranks second in the conference with 60 blocks and recorded at least one in 28 of 31 regular-season games. He’s helped Maryland control the paint, where the Terps have outscored opponents by an average of 36.8 points to 24.0 points.

Maryland has also limited opponents to 37.9 percent shooting this season, a mark which leads the league and ranks 10th nationally. Len and the Terps held 11 of 18 ACC opponents under 40 percent shooting, including five under 35 percent.

Len ranks second on the team with 11.8 points per game and fifth in the ACC with 8.1 rebounds per game.