September 21, 2014

UWGB’s Brown drafted by Phoenix

Former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball 7’1 center Alec Brown became the 5th player in school history picked in the NBA Draft.

Alec Brown

Alec Brown

Brown was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (50th overall) on Thursday night.

Brown performed well in the NBA combine last month and worked out for 11 teams in the weeks leading up to the draft, including the Suns.  He shot the best of any of the power forwards or centers and tied for the best day of any player at any position.

Brown follows Tom Anderson (1978), Ron Ripley (1979), Tony Bennett (1992) and Jeff Nordgaard (1996) as other Green Bay players that have been drafted by NBA teams.