Alec Brown is on the next stage of his life.
It happens to be on the stage he's always dreamed
The Winona native was drafted by the Phoenix Suns
50-th overall in last month's N-B-A draft.
he's in Phoenix .
preparing for the N-B-A summer league .
where he has to prove himself to make the roster.
We spoke to him earlier this afternoon.
From Winona .
NAT FROM THAT NIGHT .
to the NBA.
Brown 3/10 I don't even know how to explain it right
It's been kind of surreal.
Getting drafted was an awesome experience with my
family and friends there and just having the chance
to be with my family for the 4th then come here and
start training, start practicing, it's an amazing
But now the real work is beginning.
Brown 3/50 It's been tough, for sure.
Been practicing twice a day, going hard, getting in
shape for summer, getting the plays down and stuff.
It's been tough but at the same time it's been one
of the coolest things I've ever done in my life.
All his hard work .
starting to pay off.
4/13 Hopefully, we'll see where it goes from there.
Alec technically hasn't signed a contract .
he's fighting to earn one.
It depends on how he performs in practice .
and in the N-B-A summer League .
which starts Saturday in Las Vegas.
5/43 I'm super excited for it.
I don't know what to expect right now.
I'm excited for the opportunity.
Ready to get playing, ready to get playing with this
From a player in the N-B-A .
to Winona .
Alec has a message for everyone back home.
6/03 I just want to thank everyone for all the support
everyone gives me.
For those couple days after the draft, I said thank
you more than I have in my whole life.
Everyone was just being supportive, everyone congratulated
me and it was really cool to see how many people were
paying attention to it.
The Suns head to Las Vegas Friday
Their 1-st game is Saturday at seven against Golden
Byt the way Alec says the biggest things he's working
getting stronger .
and defensively .
how to better position his feet.