Winona C Alec Brown Talks About Visits

Alec Brown, a 7-foot center from Winona, helped lead the Winhawks to an appearance in the Class AAAA State Tournament. Brown averaged 14.2 points and seven rebounds per game as Winona finished 17-11. He made official visits to Loyola and Wisconsin-Green Bay the past two weekends. GoldenSports.Net caught with Brown Sunday at the Minnetonka Fall League to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Alec Brown missed the first 12 games, due to eligibility issues. However, he led Winona to a 13-3 mark in his final 16 games. Brown helped lead his team to two wins in the opening week of the Minnetonka Fall League, beating Holy Angels and edging Minnetonka.

Brown visited Loyola and Wisconsin-Green Bay the past two weekends. He enjoyed his trips.

"It was fun. I got to hang out with the players, get to meet them. They were all nice guys. It was a fun time."

Brown said that another school has been making a strong recent push.

"Drake has been looking at me now. I might take a visit there later, but I don't know. I have not set up anything yet."

Brown expects to sign in the late signing period.

"I want to sign in April, but some of my coaches are pushing me to sign early. As of now, I still want to sign late."

Brown has scholarship offers from schools such as Air Force, Bowling Green, Bucknell, Loyola-Chicago, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fairfield, Oral Roberts, Florida Gulf Coast and South Dakota State. However, he is currently focused on a smaller list of schools.

"I have narrowed it down to Loyola, Green Bay and maybe Drake. They just got in the picture."

Brown's decision to possibly wait could cause bigger schools to get involved with his recruitment. This is something that Brown admits could change his list of schools.

"If they show interest, I might look at them."

Brown said that he enjoyed playing his his high school teammates since they have not played in any other leagues.

"They were fun games. A lot of the guys are playing other sports, so this is our first time getting together since like the summer."

Brown felt getting two wins in their first week will give them confidence.

"It definitely helps a lot. We are going to only have like a week of practice before our first game, because a lot of the guys are going to be on a band trip. This really helps. We need this."

Brown has put on 15 pounds since the end of last season and has added an inch to reach seven-foot. He is working hard to improve himself as a player.

"Definitely, getting stronger. I've been working with a personal trainer. Just getting to the gym and working on my shot and post moves."

Brown, who was 6-foot-3 two years ago, played for the Pump N Run AAU program this spring and summer. He comes from a basketball family. His father played at Winona State and his brother played at Winona several years ago.

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