Big Number One: Alex Len grabs two draft day distinctions

Speculation is rampant that the Cleveland Cavaliers will select Alex Len with the first overall pick in Thursday’s draft.

Len is an ‘upside guy’ in a downside draft.  Considered to potentially be one of the weakest drafts in NBA history, the Ukrainian big man has a shot at going number one.

Not only would he be the first Ukranian taken number one in the NBA draft but we would be hard pressed to find a first round pick with a taller girlfriends.  Len is dating Maryland basketball player Essence Townsend who is 6′ 7″ and the tallest player on the Maryland women’s team.

Personal relationships aside, Len has the opportunity to be the 7th international player taken first overall, the second European (Andrea Bargnani, ’06) picked first.  If he is selected first he will have an opportunity to establish himself as a legitimate first round pick or he can join the ranks of those that have gone before as late comers to the first pick and be crowned a bust.