Five-star senior forward Jordan Brown has verbally committed to Nevada, according to 247Sports.
The 6-10 power forward opted to join Eric Musselman’s program over other schools such as Arizona, California, St. John’s, Louisiana-Lafayette and UCLA.
“It honestly felt like it would be a good fit for me,” Brown said of his decision to join Nevada. “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.”
“We just looked into more information on it and asked questions about the program and how they can help me and what kind of impact I can make on their team,” Browns continued.
“They really just really opened my eyes to it and it seemed right.”
“The biggest thing to me, and I think it surprised me, I went to the campus and saw the campus everything was and it’s not what I had pictured. The way it surprised me and the way they went to the tournament, if I go there we can surprise everybody.”
Brown also pointed to a bond he built with Musselman as a reason for his decision.
“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.”
“I think I can help them by helping them spread the floor,” Brown said of his impact on the team.
“Last year they spread the games, they just didn’t have a lot of height or a big post presence outside of Jordan Caroline. But I think he wants to play some on the perimeter and inside. They don’t have an official post presence, so I think I can help them there.”
Brown was selected to the McDonald’s All-American and the Hoop Summit game,has won two gold medals with USA Basketball, and is the highest-ranked recruit to commit to Nevada since Reno native Luke Babbitt committed back in 2008.