Brown's Freshman Campaign Among Best in School History

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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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Monday , February 02
Men's Basketball 
at Wright State
7:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Thursday , February 05
Men's Basketball 
vs. Milwaukee (Prevea Student-Athlete Achievement Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
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Wednesday, February 11
Men's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
6:45 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
Friday , February 13
Men's Basketball 
at Valparaiso
TBA
Valparaiso, Ind.
ESPN2 or ESPNU  
Wednesday, February 18
Men's Basketball 
vs. Detroit (DigiCopy Team Poster Giveaway)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
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Friday , February 20
Men's Basketball 
vs. Cleveland State (Menominee Casino Baseball Hat Giveaway)
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
ESPN2  | Tickets  
Thursday , February 26
Men's Basketball 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , February 28
Men's Basketball 
vs. Oakland (Senior Night/Keifer Sykes Bobblehead Giveaway)
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
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