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Monday / May 27.
  • Jordan Brown Cuts List to Seven; Will Transfer for Senior Year

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    Jordan Brown, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Roseville (CA) High School, will transfer to Prolific (CA) Prep for his senior season and is now down to seven schools. Brown is now considering California, Gonzaga, Louisiana Lafayette, Nevada, Oregon, St. John’s, and UCLA.

    Dion Brown told ZAGSBLOG earlier this month that St. John’s was working hardest for Jordan’s recruitment and spoke about Red Storm:

    “I talk to Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond came down here and St. Jean is kind of like the focal point,” said Dion. “And one the things that they emphasized with us, they run an NBA-style offense where they have flexible big man, and Jordan is a flexible big man. He can play on the outside or he can play on the inside. And I talked to Chris Mullin at one point, you can play against a team where the St. John’s guards can post up the other team’s guards so if you have flexible big men who can do things, you can post those guards and take advantage of those guards.”

    Even though St. John’s is 3,000 miles away, the appeal of playing in the Big East and in Madison Square Garden is also strong.

    “Hey, like they say, if you can succeed in New York, you can succeed anywhere,” Dion said. “That’s exciting. That’s on our mind as well. It’s on the other side of the country, that’s 3,000 miles away. But you know when you got Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond texting you and paying that kind of attention, coming down to watch your games. The one thing that I like is they’ve seen him play great, they’ve seen him play OK, they’ve seen him play not so well. Chris Mullin can see things in a kid where he knows where they’re going to be at.”

    Brown’s father, Dion Brown, played college basketball at Lousiana Lafayette. He spoke with on Wednesday about Jordan’s transfer. “It’s the development and he wants to be playing with high-level players and against high-level players on a consistent basis,” he said. “He’s very much motivated to show what he’s about.”

    According to Brown’s father, the next step in the process will be to take at least three or four official visits during the months of September and October. Narrowing down where to take those visits and when is something they hope to accomplish sooner than later.

    “It seems like a lot of people have the same dates that they want us to come visit,” said Dion Brown. “We are still kind of in the works with what weekend is what and what Prolific will have going on. It’s a tough decision right now having looked at in general. We’ll look at it in more detail and get them figured out.”

    According to 247Sports, Brown is ranked as the No. 6 overall player in the Class of 2018, while Scout ranked him as the No. 20 overall player in their updated rankings.

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