Alec Brown

American basketball player

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Alec Brown
No. 21 – Movistar Estudiantes
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1992-07-23) July 23, 1992 (age 29)
Winona, Minnesota
Listed height7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High schoolWinona (Winona, Minnesota)
CollegeGreen Bay (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015Bakersfield Jam
2015–2016Río Natura Monbús Obradoiro
2016–2017Windy City Bulls
2019Nizhny Novgorod
2019–2020Telekom Baskets Bonn
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 CB Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. Brown was drafted 50th overall in the 2014 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, though he never appeared in a game with the team. Brown subsequently played for the NBA G League franchises of the Suns and Chicago Bulls before playing in Europe.

High school career

Brown attended Winona Senior High School in Winona, Minnesota. As a junior , he averaged 14.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. In his senior year, he averaged 22.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.9 blocks per game. He led his school to a record of 29-2 and finished third in the class AAA State Tournament. On January 8, 2010, Brown recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks against Mankato West High School. He was named "Winona Daily News Player of the Year", was also named to the AP all-state 1st team, the class AAA all-tournament team at the State Tournament, and to the 1st team all-Big 9 Conference. During his high school career he set seven Winona records, such as points in a game (44), points in a season (650), blocks in a game (13), blocks in a season (141), field goals in a game (18), field goals scored in one season (247), and free throws scored in one season (152). Considered a three-star recruit by, Brown was listed as the No. 31 center in the nation in 2010.[1]

College career

Standing 7 feet 1 inch tall, Brown became the first seven-footer to sign with Green Bay. 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

Bakersfield Jam (2015)

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 team's blowout loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[8] After undergoing surgery on July 24, he was ruled out for at least 3–4 months.[9] He signed a contract with the Suns on September 14th, 2014, but was waived by the team three days later.[10] Brown had initially planned to play for Obradoiro CAB in the Liga ACB once his shoulder was fully healed.[11] 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 G League and entered the league's player pool.[12] On February 16, 2015, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam, the Suns' G-League affiliate.[13] 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.[14] During his time with the Jam, he averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 20 games.[15]

Río Natura Monbús Obradoiro (2015–2016)

In July 2015, Brown re-joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League.[16][17] On July 31, he signed with Obradoiro CAB of Spain for the 2015–16 season.[18] In 29 games for Obradoiro, he averaged 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

Windy City Bulls (2016–2017)

In July 2016, Brown again joined Suns for the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League.[19] In September, 2016, the Suns renounced to his draft rights[20] and on October 29, the Suns' D-League affiliate, the Northern Arizona Suns, traded his player rights to the Windy City Bulls.[21] He subsequently joined Windy City's training camp roster,[22] 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.[23]

Movistar Estudiantes (2017–2018)

On April 6, 2017, he signed with Spanish club Movistar Estudiantes for the rest of the 2016–17 ACB season.[24]

In July 2017, Brown played in the NBA Summer League for the Los Angeles Lakers.[25]

Breogán (2018–2019)

On July 31, 2018, Brown signed with Breogán.[26][27]

Nizhny Novgorod (2019)

On July 25, 2019, Brown signed with BC Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League.[28]

Telekom Baskets Bonn (2019–2020)

On December 27, 2019, Brown signed with Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga.[29]

Second stint with Estudiantes (2020–present)

On July 1, 2020, Brown returned to Spain, signing with Estudiantes in Liga Endesa.[30]

National team

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

Career statistics

Spanish ACB League

2018-19 Breogan 31 23.8 .467 .411 .814 5.8 .8 .8 1.6 10.6
2017-18 Movistar Estudiantes 50 21.4 .454 .351 .823 4.6 .8 .6 1.1 11.0

NBA D-League

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


  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". Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Van Beek, Paul (April 1, 2014). "Alec Brown Heads To California To Get Ready For NBA Draft". Archived from the original on June 7, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Helin, Kurt (May 16, 2014). "Notes out of first couple days of NBA Draft Combine". 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 Stats |". Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  11. ^ Alec Brown To Sign With Obradoiro
  12. ^ Winona’s Alec Brown plans to play in NBA D-League
  13. ^ Jam Acquire Alec Brown
  14. ^ Los Angeles D-Fenders @ Bakersfield Jam – Feb 17
  15. ^ Alec Brown D-League Stats
  16. ^ "Suns Announce 2015 Summer League Roster". July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  17. ^ "Alec Brown ready to show Phoenix Suns that he can play". July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  18. ^ "Obradoiro announces Alec Brown". July 31, 2015. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  19. ^ Alec Brown continues to battle adversity in his third stint with Summer Suns
  20. ^ "Alec Brown: Phoenix renounces rights". September 21, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  22. ^ "Windy City Bulls Select Four Players in 2016 D-League Draft to Complete Training Camp Roster". October 30, 2016. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  23. ^ Bulls Run To Victory In Inaugural Game
  24. ^ "Estudiantes adds size with Alec Brown". April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  25. ^ "Breaking Down the Lakers' Summer League Roster | Los Angeles Lakers". Los Angeles Lakers. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  26. ^ "O Cafés Candelas Breogán incorpora ao pívot Alec Brown". (in Spanish). July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  27. ^ "Breogan signs Alec Brown". July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  28. ^ "Alec Brown (ex Breogan) signs at N.Novgorod - Jul 25, 2019". Eurobasket LLC. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  29. ^ "Alec Brown verstärkt Baskets-Front-Court". Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  30. ^ "Alec Brown Returns to Movistar Estudiantes". Ballers Abroad. July 1, 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2020.

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