Brown's Freshman Campaign Among Best in School History

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: March 02, 2011
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Alec Brown started all of Green Bay's games in true freshman campaign.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The end of the 2010-11 season for the Green Bay men's basketball team also ended one of the best freshman campaigns in school history. The only player to start all 32 games for the Phoenix, 7-foot-1 freshman Alec Brown (Winona, Minn.) was a force from the moment he arrived on campus.

Brown's 325 points were the most by a Green Bay freshman since Chris Sager scored 331 points 11 seasons ago in 2000-01. The first high school recruit signed by head coach Brian Wardle, Brown hit 48.9 percent of his shots from the field and a team-high 94 free throws.

He led all Horizon League freshmen in blocked shots and was second in points, rebounds (to teammate Daniel Turner), field goals made and free throws made. Brown was voted as one of only two freshmen named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team, the first Green Bay player to earn a spot on the squad since Rahmon Fletcher (Kansas City, Mo.) in 2007-08.

The 7-foot-1 center averaged 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per contest. Brown broke the program's single-season record for blocks (65) and his 179 rebounds are the fourth-most all-time among Green Bay freshmen. Turner's 180 boards rank third all-time.

When many big men would be breaking down physically late into their first season banging in the paint, Brown was playing the best basketball of his true freshman campaign. He scored a team-high 15 points Tuesday night when Green Bay's season ended with a 60-50 loss at Wright State in the Horizon League Tournament.

The Wright State game continued an impressive end of the year and was his sixth-straight contest reaching double figures. In fact, after scoring 10 or more points just twice in his first 10 games, Brown totaled double figures in 16 of Green Bay's final 22 games.
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Men's Basketball 
vs. Cleveland State
6:00 PM
RESCH CENTER
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Friday , January 27
Men's Basketball 
at Oakland
8:00 PM
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Sunday , January 29
Men's Basketball 
at Detroit Mercy
1:00 PM
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Thursday , February 02
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7:00 PM
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Men's Basketball 
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12:00 PM
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Thursday , February 09
Men's Basketball 
at Northern Kentucky
6:30 PM
Highland Heights, Ky. (BB&T Arena)
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Saturday , February 11
Men's Basketball 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
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Saturday , February 18
Men's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis. (UWM Panther Arena)
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Tuesday , February 21
Men's Basketball 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill. (UIC Pavilion)
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6:00 PM
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Men's Basketball 
vs. Detroit Mercy (WMMB Trading Cards Giveaway)
2:00 PM
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Men's Basketball 
at TBD (First Round)
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Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
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Saturday , March 04
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at TBD (Second Round)
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Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
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Monday , March 06
Men's Basketball 
at TBD (Semifinals)
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Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
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Men's Basketball 
at TBD (Championship)
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Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
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