Terps C Len Suspended 10 Games But Can Practice

November 02, 2011 | WNST Staff

Len Practicing, But Suspended for 10 Games

NCAA rules on amateurism status

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland center Alex Len has been cleared to practice with the men’s basketball team and will be eligible to compete with the condition that he must be withheld from 10 regularly scheduled contests.

This decision was rendered by the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Staff based on amateurism guidelines.

“We appreciate the NCAA’s cooperative review of Alex’s case,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “However, it has been a difficult situation in light of Alex’s educational pursuits. Alex and his family have been very patient and honest throughout this process, which speaks well of his character.”

“Alex has been working very hard to prepare himself for this opportunity,” said head coach Mark Turgeon. “We look forward to having him on the court and to see how he’ll fit into what we want to do offensively and defensively.”

Maryland plays an exhibition game on Friday, Nov. 4 against Northwood and is preparing for its season-opener against UNC Wilmington on Sunday, Nov. 13.

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