Former Green Bay Phoenix standout center Alec Brown will make his debut tonight when he suits up for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. The Jam will play host to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Brown is a 2014 graduate of UW-Green Bay and was drafted in the second round (50th overall) of the NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He appeared in five games for the Suns during the NBA Summer League before suffering a shoulder injury and underwent surgery.
Brown has finally worked his way back to the court.
At Green Bay, Brown was a three-time All-Horizon League performer while racking up 1,678 points, 800 rebounds and 309 blocks in his career. His 309 blocks shattered the program record and tied the Horizon League mark, and he also finished his career shooting 40% (78-195) on three-pointers and 74.8 percent from the free throw line.
As a senior in 2013-14, Brown averaged 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game, helping Green Bay to a 24-7 overall record and a Horizon League regular season title.
Brown was the fifth Green Bay player selected in the NBA Draft and the first since Jeff Nordgaard in 1996. The others on that list are Tom Anderson (1978), Ron Ripley (1979) and Tony Bennett (1992).