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NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Brown is headed to the Arizona desert.

The former five-star recruit transferred to the University of Arizona early Friday morning, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Jeff Goodman of Stadium Evan Daniels of 247 Sports and numerous reports.

Brown entered his name to the NCAA Transfer Portal on April 11 after one season at Nevada. He visited two other Division-1 schools in Kentucky and Texas A&M, according to Rothstein.

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 Nevada last season. He was the first McDonald’s All-American and five-star recruit in school history.

Brown 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.

Due to NCAA Transfer Rules, Brown will have to sit out 2019-20 as a redshirt freshman, Arizona will also have to make room for him if he’s to take a scholarship.

Brown’s departure to the Wildcats leaves Nevada without much size down low. His 6-foot-11 size was useful in pick-and-roll situations and clogging the paint defensively.

There are 10 players currently listed on the Wolf Pack’s roster. Forwards Warren Washington and Zane Meeks can provide some added size to the lineup for the 2020-21 season.