Jordan Brown – PF
Former school: Nevada, freshman
6’11”, 210 pounds
2018-19 stats: 3.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 0.5 bpg
Schools interested: n/a
Just like Jahvon Quinerly of Villanova, Jordan Brown struggled to reach his potential as a freshman at Nevada even after demonstrating real potential to be a one and done player at the college level.
While many were surprised that Jordan Brown chose to go to Reno to play for Eric Musselman over the likes of Arizona, UCLA, and North Carolina, it made sense that he’d stay out West while attending a school with legitimate chances to compete for a national championship with a returning core that featured the Martin twins, Lindsey Drew, Jordan Carolina, amongst others.
Unfortunately for Brown, things just never worked out. He played in 33 games as a freshman for the Wolf Pack, a veteran-laden team, but played 20 plus minutes just six times and averaged only 10 minutes per game during the 2018-19 season.
While he did show flashes of his five star talent, playing behind senior Jordan Caroline really prevented him from ever getting the chance to shine.
Brown finished the year on negative footing, playing just four minutes on average over the final five games, a stretch in which Nevada went 2-3 and exited the tournament after a first loss to Florida.
After Musselman left Nevada to become the head coach at Arkansas, Brown opted to transfer rather than enter the NBA Draft or stick around the program. Now Brown will look for a second chance elsewhere, with “trust” being the most important part of his recruitment.
Like Quinerly, it’s too early to tell who might get involved with Brown this go round, but the 6’11” 210 pound big man should have a rather lengthy list of options.
Hailing from Roseville, Calif., it wouldn’t be shocking to see him stay out west in the Pac 12. USC, UCLA, Stanford, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington are all likely to be involved, and if I had to guess I’d say he likely heads to a school that received an official visit his first go round, even though they have a new head coach.
My prediction: UCLA