Say hello to the tallest couple that will be attending the NBA draft. The young Ukraine star Alex Len is rumored to be the #1 draft pick by the Cleveland Cavilers tonight, which seems ideal after the Cavilers acquired the assistance of Vitaly Potapenko. Potapenko is a former Cavaliers center also from Ukraine, and will be assisting the Cavilers as a player-development coach.
The fun fact about Len, however is his girlfriend Essence Townsend is almost as tall as he is standing at 6-foot-7. Townsend, who plays for the University of Maryland women’s basketball team, began dating Len shortly after he arrived on campus.
If Townsend takes her talents to the WNBA, you may have a new addition to the “Love and Basketball” romance. Move over Kevin Durant and Monica Wright.