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5 star recruit Jordan Brown signs with Nevada basketball

Nevada beat out a number of top programs to land the talented Brown.

RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has signed McDonald's All-American and five star recruit Jordan Brown to a scholarship agreement to play for the Wolf Pack. The 6-11, 210-pound Brown is the first five star recruit to sign in Pack program history.

“We are extremely excited about the addition of Jordan to our Nevada Basketball program,” Musselman said. “Throughout the process of recruiting him, we came to quickly realize that Jordan is an unbelievable player, but an even better person. He exemplifies all of the standards, values, and beliefs that we emphasize on a day-to-day basis in our program. Stylistically, Jordan fits in perfect to how we want to play. His size, length, motor, and athleticism are exactly what we want in our program.”

Musselman was looking for the final piece to add to a Wolf Pack team that reached the Sweet 16 last season and has found it in the 6-11 forward who could help Nevada reach the Final Four. Brown played his senior season at Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif. Playing in the McDonalds All-Star Game he scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the West squad making 13-of-19 shots. 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.

A double-double machine Brown averaged 22.7 points and 10.5 rebounds his freshman year, 26.7 and 15 rebounds as a sophomore and capped that with 26.3 points and 15.8 points per game in his junior year at Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif. In his only season at Prolific Prep he once again produced a double-double averaging 23.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. Brown averaged 25.3 points, 13.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game per game in his three seasons at Woodcreek HS.

Brown was a MaxPreps All-America second team selection, USA Today All-USA California first-team honoree, first-team all-state, and Sacramento Bee All-Metro Player of the Year his junior year. In 2016 he was a MaxPreps sophomore All-America first team selection, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Elite Boys Basketball second team pick, conference player of the year and first-team by the Sacramento Bee.

His honors his freshman season included MaxPreps Freshman Five, Nor Cal Conference Player of the Year, All-Nor Call and Cal-Hi Sports California Freshman of the Year.

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.

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