Though the calendar shows us already more than a week into June, the Transfer Portal is the gift that keeps giving, offer Jordan Brown as a major new addition to the list. A former 5-star prospect from California and considered among the Top 20 in the Class of 2018, Brown has spent time at three different schools already in his NCAA Basketball career and is looking for a fourth to spend his final campaign.
He was originally recruited to Nevada by Eric Musselman but wasn’t much of a contributor as a freshman for the Wolf Pack, scoring less than 100 points in a season where he came off the bench near the end of the rotation. After Musselman departed for Arkansas, Brown transferred for the first time, sitting out the next season before playing at Arizona.
He’d spend two seasons with the Wildcats, redshirting during the season shortened by the pandemic before joining their rotation in late 2020. Brown started nearly half of the games that season for the Wildcats and averaged 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest, winning Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year honors. He still wasn’t that breakthrough player, and he’d leave Arizona after head coach Sean Miller was fired that offseason.
Brown was scooped up in 2021 by Louisiana and has been a game-changer for the Ragin’ Cajuns these last two seasons. He earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors in both of his seasons, becoming one of the conference’s top scorers. This past senior season was certainly that breakthrough campaign, averaging 19.3 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Ragin’ Cajuns, leading the league in field goal percentage.
Among his highlights were a 26-point, 20-rebound effort in a February win over Marshall, but his work in the most recent postseason certainly tops that. He won Sun Belt Tournament MVP honors, helping lead Louisiana to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine seasons. He had double-doubles in two postseason games, including 18 points and 16 rebounds against South Alabama for the crown. His season ended in the opening round of the Big Dance, putting up 16 points in a close loss to Tennessee.
He has just a single season of eligibility, but Brown’s fourth school will be getting quite the player for this upcoming season. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at ten potential landing spots and how he’d impact those teams. These are by no means the only schools open to Brown, but we present the ones we’ve chosen strictly in alphabetical order.