Nevada became the only mid-major school to land a composite five-star recruit on Friday when 6’10 power forward Jordan Brown committed to the Wolf Pack.
Brown, from Napa, California, chose Nevada over Arizona and California — the other two schools in his top three. 247sports ranks him as the 17th-best player in the Class of 2018, the fifth-best power forward, and the best recruit from California.
Brown was a McDonald’s All-American and played for the United States in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit. He will join what could be a loaded Wolf Pack team next season if Cody Martin and Caleb Martin both decide to return. The two of them have entered the NBA Draft, but without hiring agents, and could withdraw and give Nevada a legit top-10 team next season.
Earlier in the offseason, we ranked Nevada and Gonzaga 1 and 2 respectively in our way-too-early rankings for next year. But you could have made a strong argument to flip those two. Now, I’m not so sure.
Here’s a look at exactly what Brown can do: