Jordan Brown remains a mystery.
The former five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal on April 11 after one season at Nevada.
Since that time, Brown has visited three other Division-1 schools in Kentucky, Arizona and Texas A&M. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound forward is also scheduled to meet with Saint Mary’s and Arizona State University, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
Despite being linked to several other prominent schools, Brown hasn’t ruled out a return to Nevada for his sophomore season. As it stands currently, no school is a real front-runner in the Jordan Brown sweepstakes.
Brown’s freshman year at Nevada was a bit underwhelming, considering he was the first McDonald’s All American and highest rated prospect in school history. The freshman forward averaged 3.0 points on 50.6 percent shooting, 2.1 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 10.1 minutes per game with the Wolf Pack last season.
He started one game against the San Jose State Spartans on Jan. 9, but fifth-year senior Trey Porter was the primary center in the starting lineup for the Pack last season.
Brown was still impactful off the bench throughout the year and even showcased his five-star potential from time-to-time. He poured in a season-high 16 points on 6-8 shooting against California Baptist on Nov. 19. Brown was also utilized as a plug-and-play big, exuding a lot of energy on both ends of the floor.
Last season, former Nevada head coach Eric Musselman put Brown and the 6-foot-11 Porter together on the floor occasionally. Both players crashed the glass and picked up easy scoring opportunities on the other end.
Porter’s absence can clear a path for Brown to get more minutes and put his five-star skill set on display. On the other hand, Brown may want to transfer from Nevada and look for a fresh start somewhere else.
If Brown does decide to transfer to another school, he is forced to sit out a whole season due to the NCAA’s transfer rules, which could be in Nevada’s favor.
Brown has gauged interest from other Division-1 schools, but he may have to make a decision on his future soon. There isn’t a firm deadline for him to pick a school, but Nevada begins its first summer session on June 10 where players can compete and practice as a team.
Time will tell what Brown chooses to do with his collegiate career, but his preference on which school is blurry to say the least.