Former Nevada basketball player Jordan Brown announced on his Twitter page Friday morning he will be taking his talents to Tucson. This decision comes nearly two months after he put his name in the NCAA transfer portal.
Arizona went 17-15 after falling to USC in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament last season under 10th year head coach Sean Miller.
After putting his name in the portal, Brown heard from Kentucky, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Baylor, Pitt, Ohio State, Saint Mary's and Louisiana-Lafayette among others, according to his dad, Dion. He will be required to sit out a season with the Wildcats under NCAA transfer rules.
Brown was a five-star high school recruit who picked Nevada over finalists Arizona and Cal one year ago, sending Wolf Pack fans into a fervor. His freshman season didn't go exactly as planned as coach Eric Musselman opted to play veterans over Brown, favoring fifth-year seniors as Nevada racked up a 29-5 record and won the MW regular-season crown. Brown averaged 10 minutes per game, tallying 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds a night while shooting 50.6 percent from the field. His per-40-minute averages would have tallied out to 12 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game.