Alex Len involved in car accident


Former Maryland center Alex Len is counting his lucky stars.

Len was involved in a car accident in Phoenix on Thursday, but no major injuries were reported.

According to TMZ, Len was involved in a two-car accident in which the other car flipped on its side. The Phoenix Suns center was driving a black BMW SUV that collided with a blue Ford around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

Judging by photos of the wreck, Len’s BMW took a lot of punishment and the front end was smashed in. Reports also say that Len attempted to help the other driver immediately after the crash until emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

Len didn’t suffer any injuries, but there’s no word on the condition of the other driver or who was at fault.

Len just finished his second NBA season with the Suns. The Ukrainian big man averaged 6.3 points-per-game. 6.6 rebounds-per-game, and 1.5 blocks-per-game in 69 games, including 44 starts.

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The former Terp only appeared in 42 games as a rookie as he battled injuries throughout most of the season.

In the 2014-15 season, Len registered 10 doubles-doubles while also leading the Suns in rebounds and blocks. He did this despite missing the final seven games of the regular season with a broken nose.

While at Maryland, Len was very raw as a freshman, but there was a ton of potential. As a sophomore, he averaged 11.9 ppg and 7.8 rpg in Maryland’s second-to-last season in the ACC.

After a spectacular sophomore campaign, Len opted to enter the NBA Draft where he was selected No. 6 overall by the Sun. He was the second center selected in the Draft and was sandwiched between Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets) and Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia 76ers).

We’ll update this story as details become available.