Suns use No. 5 pick on center Alex Len
Jun 27, 2013 at 6:08p ET
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Ryan McDonough was one of the first players to scout Alex Len four years ago in the Ukraine. Not a shock he is taken by McDonough #nbadraft
Phoenix is drafting Len to keep him -- no deals in place, source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013
The Suns ended the first round with a minor trade, moving up from No. 30 to No. 29 to take point guard Archie Goodwin of Kentucky.
The Phoenix front office sees the 6-foot-5 Goodwin as a point guard. He led Kentucky in scoring at 14.1 points per game but shot just 36 percent in his only season with the Wildcats.
A Parade and McDonald's All-America at Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Ark., Goodwin was second on the team in assists (2.7 per game) and steals (1.1) per game.
In the second round, the Suns selected power forward Alex Oriakhi of Missouri at No. 57 overall. The 6-foot-9 Oriakhi played his first three seasons for Connecticut and was part of the Huskies' 2011 national championship team.
After transferring from UConn, Oriakhi averaged 11.2 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior. He averaged 7.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in his three seasons at Connecticut.
Oriakhi was eligible to play at Missouri without sitting out a season because UConn had been banned from NCAA postseason play for the 2012-13 season.