It looks more and more like Winona grad Alec Brown
will get an opportunity to play in the N-B-A.
The question is whether or not his name will be one
of the 60 announced a week and a half from now .
in the N-B-A Draft .
News 8 Sports Director Gregg Wavrunek has more.
Wherever he has been, seven-foot-one Alec Brown has
left his impression.
His senior year at Winona, he averaged 22 points,
ten rebounds, and five blocks per game...leading the
Winhawks to a third place finish at state.
In the four years to follow, Brown set a new record
at UW-Green Bay with 309 career blocked shots...third
in program history in rebounds...and fifth in points.
Brown in the coming months will now try to see if
he'll get an opportunity to leave his mark with an
If you make a team, even if it's one of the last guys
and you are still on the team you can work your way
up where you are playing.
With the NBA Draft approaching, Brown is over half-way
through the eleven workouts he has scheduled with
It's good to go out to these workouts and show these
teams, and show everybody I'm just as good as those
bigger named guys that are on TV all the time and
That's what a lot of mid-major guys have to do, not
They have to go to these workouts and really kill
the bigger named guys if they want to have a chance.
Brown is confident he will get that chance, whether
it's getting drafted...
I don't know if I'll be picked or not honestly.
It's a toss up I feel like.
Or signing with a team as a rookie free agent.
If I don't get picked it's not going to be much different
than if I get picked late in the second round.
Either way you have to make a team.
You're going to be playing in the summer league and
you've got to make whatever team you get picked to,
or not get picked.
So it's really not going to make much difference.
Brown admits though how special getting drafted would
That's just what everybody wants to see.
Everybody wants to see their name get called so it'll
definitely be a huge honor to get called.
Gregg Wavrunek, News 8 Sports.
NBA-Draft-dot-net projects Brown to be drafted in
the late second round.
The Draft is Thursday .