Welcome to the Pack, Jordan Brown

Welcome to the Pack, Jordan Brown

Reno, Nevada - The University of Nevada has landed 6'11 5-Star Forward Jordan Brown from Roseville, California. Brown is the highest-rated recruit Nevada has ever landed, while also being selected in the prestigious McDonald's All-Americxan and Nike Hoop Summit game.

“It honestly felt like it would be a good fit for me,” Brown said. “They were the first school to offer me so I’m just really comfortable with the coaching staff and the whole program. It’s a good veteran team and they have a good chance at making to the NCAA Tournament again,” he added. “I want to be a part of that.”

Brown finished with 26 points and 8 rebounds in the McDonald's All-American game, with the West defeating the East 131-128. The 26 points were the third most by a California player in the history of the game. Only future NBA star Paul Pierce (28 in 1995), from Inglewood, and John Williams (27 in 1984) produced better point totals.

Playing for the USA U16 team he averaged 9.4 points and 4.4 rebounds.  On the USA U17 team he averaged 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds.  Both teams won gold medals.

Several recruiting services had the five start recruit among the elite players with Rivals.com ranking him 11th, 247Sports put him at 17th and ESPN placed had him 31st.

Jordan Brown on his relationship with Head Coach Eric Musselman, “He was the first coach to offer me and he’s been there since the beginning of it all,” Brown said. “It’s nice having that good relationship like that from the very beginning. He would always text me every day and every morning, just random stuff, just a picture of the program. He was really consistent with everything he did.”

Coach Musselman on the signing, "When we got the job here, Jordan was the first player that we started recruiting. It's been a 3-year relationship-building process with Jordan and we are so happy to have added such a high-caliber player and person into our Nevada Basketball program. The longer we recruited him, the more we realized how much character and respect Jordan has. His talent pales in comparison to how he carries himself and how he is on a day-to-day. His dad, Dion, has done a tremendous job mentoring Jordan and helping him along the way." Musselman added,"Jordan is the epitome for what Nevada Basketball is all about. His size, length, athleticism, and skill, is the perfect fit for our program."

 


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