Former Nevada basketball player Jordan Brown is back on the transfer portal.
The Pac-12’s sixth man of the year leaves Arizona after two seasons with the Wildcats, including one as an active player. Brown was only the second McDonald’s All-American to sign with Nevada out of high school and played sparingly on the veteran Wolf Pack team in 2018-19. He averages 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game as Nevada peaked at No.5 in the country.
Brown transferred the following season, which coincided with Eric Musselman leaving Nevada for Arizona. Brown considered staying with the Wolf Pack after Steve Alford was hired, but ultimately opted for Arizona, where he was in a red shirt last season. Brown started the year as a starter before moving to the bench as a key reserve.
In his only active season in Tucson, Brown averaged 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game. He made 56% of his shots and 59.8% of his free throws. Arizona coach Sean Miller was fired after the season and replaced by longtime Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd.
Brown still has three seasons of eligibility since winter sports athletes were given an additional year this season due to the impact of COVID-19. However, Brown might have to redshirt another season at his next school. The NCAA recently voted to allow the single transfer rule, immediately granting eligibility to all players in their first season after their first transfer. But with Brown moving a second time, he is expected to appeal for an immediate eligibility waiver, which he could get given Miller’s dismissal.
A 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward from Roseville, Calif., Brown, 21, averaged 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.3 minutes of his career. He succeeded 54.3% of his shots. Brown picked Nevada over the Cal and Arizona finalists at the start as he left high school.