The biggest news of the week in the world of Mountain West Basketball, once again came from Eric Musselman and his Wolf Pack program, who landed a commitment from 2018 five-star prospect Jordan Brown. Brown, a McDonald’s All-American, was the last unocmmitted player left in the ESPN 100 to make his decision and is claimed to be the “highest-ranked recruit to commit to Nevada since Luke Babbitt”.
Why It’s A Big Deal: If Caleb Martin, Cody Martin and Jordan Caroline all return from testings NBA Draft waters, Nevada easily has a top-ten roster in the national picture.
Recruiting & Transfer News
- New Mexico graduate transfer forward Connor MacDougall (New Mexico/Tempe, AZ) chose his new home on Wednesday, opting to play out his final year of eligibility for head coach Mark Pope at Utah Valley. MacDougall, a 6’ 9”, 240-pound forward averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game during the 2016-2017 campaign for the Lobos, before missing all of last season due to injury.
- 2019 small forward Juwan Gary (Gray Collegiate Academy/Columbia, SC) trimmed his final list of schools to five, omitting UNLV in the process. Gary will now decide between Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
- A target of many Mountain West schools, 2019 power forward Isaiah Mobley (Rancho Christian/Temecula, CA) committed to USC on Friday, officially ending his recruitment.