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Brian Alexander (basketball)

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Nationality  American
Pro career  1998–2003
Weight  110 kg
Name  Brian (basketball)
Listed weight  242 lb (110 kg)
Role  Basketball Player
Positions  Basketball positions
NBA draft  1998 / Undrafted
Height  2.06 m

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Born  August 26, 1975 (age 40) Detroit, Michigan (1975-08-26)
High school  Cody (Detroit, Michigan)

Listed height  6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Education  Butler Community College

Brian LaWan Alexander (born August 26, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player who played with Salon Vilpas (Finland) of the EuroBasket. He attended and played college basketball at the University of Detroit Mercy. In Alexander's senior year, the Titans were conference regular season champions behind a 12–2 MCC record and earned a berth into the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

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After upsetting St. John's in the first round, Alexander was asked by a reporter after the win about Dick Vitale and his response was "I didn't even know Dick Vitale coached at Detroit until after I got here," Titans center Brian Alexander said. "Hopefully, he'll talk about us now and wake up some people around the country who didn't know who we were and why we were invited to this tournament." Detroit lost in the round of 32 to a strong Purdue squad, ending their year with an overall record of 25–6. Considered one of the Top 50 Midwestern Collegiate Conference / Horizon League Players from (1994-2012).

Personal life

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Alexander graduated from Cody High School of Detroit in 1993. In November 1992 Alexander signed a national letter of intent to attend Wichita State University. Due to low A.C.T. scores, Alexander attended Butler Community College in fall 1993, playing one year, before moving on to play three seasons at the University of Detroit Mercy, on the Detroit Titans men's basketball team. Alexander is the older brother of Miami Dolphins player Jason Jones. He lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife and two step-children.

Post-playing career

Alexander returned to Michigan after playing for Windsor Drive in Canada and started Coaches Association of the Brotherhood in Detroit, Michigan. As the Founder of Coaches Association of the Brotherhood (C.A.O.T.B.) a non-profit 501c3 organization. The organization is exclusively for charitable and educational purposes addressing its mission through programs and events. C.A.O.T.B. encourages a cross-cultural environment to stimulate conversation with the purpose of overcoming racial barriers, relations, and networking to promote unity. Alexander currently coaches the girls' Junior varsity basketball team at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. On May 15, 2014, Alexander started Team Alexander Athletics in Denver, Colorado. Team Alexander Athletics will operate as a trade name business under Coaches Association of the Brotherhood.

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Brian Alexander (basketball) Wikipedia