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Ex-Nevada basketball player Jordan Brown back in the transfer portal

Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown is transferring out of Arizona. (Arizona athletics)

Former Nevada basketball player Jordan Brown is back in the transfer portal.

The Pac-12 sixth man of the year is leaving Arizona after two seasons with the Wildcats, including one as an active player. Brown was only the second McDonald's All-American to sign with Nevada out of high school and played sparingly on the veteran Wolf Pack team in 2018-19. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game as Nevada peaked as high as No. 5 in the nation.

Brown transferred the following season, which coincided with Eric Musselman leaving Nevada for Arkansas. Brown considered staying with the Wolf Pack after the hiring of Steve Alford but eventually opted for Arizona, where he redshirted last season. Brown began the year as a starter before moving to the bench as a key reserve.

In his one active season in Tucson, Brown averaged 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game. He made 56 percent of his shots and 59.8 percent of his free throws. Arizona coach Sean Miller was fired after the season and replaced with long-time Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd.

Brown has three seasons of eligibility left since winter sport athletes received an extra year this season due to COVID-19's impact. However, Brown might have to redshirt another season at his next school. The NCAA recently voted to allow the one-time transfer rule, granting immediately eligibility to all players in their first season after their first transfer. But with Brown transferring a second time, he would have to appeal for a waiver for immediate eligibility, which he may get considering Miller was fired.

A 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward from Roseville, Calif., the 21-year-old Brown has averaged 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.3 minutes in his career. He's made 54.3 percent of his shots. Brown picked Nevada over finalists Cal and Arizona initially while coming out of high school.



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