Alec Brown

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Alec Brown
No. 21 – Movistar Estudiantes
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1992-07-23) July 23, 1992 (age 25)
Winona, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school Winona (Winona, Minnesota)
College Green Bay (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015 Bakersfield Jam
2015–2016 Río Natura Monbús Obradoiro
2016–2017 Windy City Bulls
2017–present Estudiantes
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Horizon League (2012, 2014)
  • Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year (2014)

Alec Brown (born July 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.

High school career[edit]

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Brown was listed as the No. 31 center in the nation in 2010.[1]

College career[edit]

Brown, a 7'1" center from Winona, Minnesota, became the first seven-footer to sign with Green Bay coming out of Winona Senior High School. He started for the Phoenix as a freshman and set the school single game mark for blocked shots.[2] Over his four-year career, Brown was twice named first team All-Horizon League (in 2012 and 2014) and as a senior was named conference Defensive Player of the Year.[3]

Brown graduated and left Green Bay as the school's career leader in blocked shots (309 – also tied for the modern-day Horizon League record) and scored 1,678 points and collected 800 rebounds.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

Following the completion of his college career, Brown trained to prepare for 2014 NBA draft workouts. He gained attention at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, measuring a full seven feet tall without shoes and enjoying one of the top shooting performances of any player, including hitting 18 of 25 NBA-range three-pointers in standing shooting drills.[5] On June 26, 2014, he was selected with the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.[6] In July 2014, he joined the Suns for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[7] During the Suns' final Summer League game, Brown injured his left shoulder during the first quarter of the blowout loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[8] After undergoing surgery on July 24, he was ruled out for at least 3–4 months.[9] Brown had initially planned to play for Obradoiro CAB in the Liga ACB once his shoulder was fully healed.[10] However, after taking extra time off to rehabilitate the same shoulder that gave him problems during his senior year at Green Bay, Brown eventually filed paper work with the NBA Development League and entered the league's player pool.[11] On February 16, 2015, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam, the Suns' one-to-one D-League affiliate.[12] The next day, he made his debut for the Jam, recording six points and five blocks in the 120-109 win over the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[13] During his time with the Jam, he averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 20 games.[14]

2015–16 season[edit]

In July 2015, Brown re-joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League.[15][16] On July 31, he signed with Obradoiro CAB of Spain for the 2015–16 season.[17] In 29 games for Obradoiro, he averaged 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

2016–17 season[edit]

In July 2016, Brown again re-joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League.[18] In September, 2016, the Suns renounced to his draft rights[19] and on October 29, the Suns' D-League affiliate, the Northern Arizona Suns, traded his player rights to the Windy City Bulls.[20] He subsequently joined Windy City's training camp roster,[21] and went on to make the opening night roster. He made his debut for the Bulls on November 11, 2016, recording 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a 123–94 win over the Long Island Nets.[22] On April 6, 2017, he signed with Spanish club Movistar Estudiantes for the rest of the 2016–17 ACB season.[23]

2017–18 season[edit]

On July 2017, Brown would play for the NBA Summer League once again, only this time, he'd be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

National team[edit]

Brown played with the senior United States national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he won a gold medal.

Career statistics[edit]

NBA D-League[edit]

Season Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Windy City Bulls 50 23.4 .476 .364 .810 5.2 .9 .7 1.9 10.7
2014–15 Bakersfield Jam 20 18.0 .458 .354 .793 3.5 1.0 .4 2.0 7.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alec Brown Recruiting Profile
  2. ^ "Green Bay 7-footer Alec Brown primed for a breakout season". Yahoo! Sports. July 13, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Van Beek, Paul (March 4, 2014). "Alec Brown Named Conference Defensive Player of the Year". WinonaRadio.com. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Van Beek, Paul (April 1, 2014). "Alec Brown Heads To California To Get Ready For NBA Draft". WinonaRadio.com. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Helin, Kurt (May 16, 2014). "Notes out of first couple days of NBA Draft Combine". NBCSports.com. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ Suns Pick Alec Brown at No. 50
  7. ^ Suns' 2014 Summer League Roster Announced
  8. ^ Brown injures shoulder in final NBA Summer League game
  9. ^ Alec Brown to undergo shoulder surgery, miss 3-4 months
  10. ^ Alec Brown To Sign With Obradoiro
  11. ^ Winona’s Alec Brown plans to play in NBA D-League
  12. ^ Jam Acquire Alec Brown
  13. ^ Los Angeles D-Fenders @ Bakersfield Jam – Feb 17
  14. ^ Alec Brown D-League Stats
  15. ^ "Suns Announce 2015 Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Alec Brown ready to show Phoenix Suns that he can play". Azcentral.com. July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Obradoiro announces Alec Brown". Sportando.com. July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  18. ^ Alec Brown continues to battle adversity in his third stint with Summer Suns
  19. ^ "Alec Brown: Phoenix renounces rights". CBSSports.com. September 21, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  20. ^ BULLS ACQUIRE ALEC BROWN FROM NORTHERN ARIZONA SUNS
  21. ^ "Windy City Bulls Select Four Players in 2016 D-League Draft to Complete Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 30, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  22. ^ Bulls Run To Victory In Inaugural Game
  23. ^ "Estudiantes adds size with Alec Brown". Sportando.com. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 

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