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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Suns sign 1st-round pick Alex Len

Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have signed first-round draft pick Alex Len.

The team announced the signing Thursday moments after confirming a trade that sent Caron Butler from Phoenix to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The 7-foot-1 Len, the fifth overall pick in the draft, played two seasons at Maryland after coming to the United States from his native Ukraine. He averaged 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in his sophomore season.

Len, 20, has a 7-foot-4 wing span. He had 20 points and seven rebounds in an ACC tournament game against North Carolina and a career-high 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks against Kentucky.