Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jordan Brown, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Prolific Prep (CA), took his official visit to UCLA this past weekend one week after he visited St. John’s.
“It went well,” said Dion Brown, the player’s father. “The campus itself was nice. The coaches were great and made us feel comfortable and welcome. We got to see practices, the same as when we went to St. John’s. The team looked pretty impressive.
“Jordan kind of knows a couple of guys on the team, Jaylen Hands, Jalen Hill he played with at USA [Basketball]. Jello Ball and everything, so he hung out with those guys, they made him feel pretty comfortable. It was pretty good.”
Meantime, St. John’s assistant Greg St. Jean was slated to watch Jordan on Wednesday at Prolific Prep.
Brown recently cut his list to a top seven of California, Gonzaga, Louisiana Lafayette, Nevada, Oregon, St. John’s, and UCLA. He has only visited St. John’s and UCLA so far.
“I still would like to do a couple more visits,” Dion said. “We had two good visits, I’ll tell you that.”
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.
He plans to sign in the spring.
“I’m still planning to wait until the spring,” he told Rivals. “I want to watch the playing styles, figure out who the teams will have and make sure that the coaching staffs will still be there when I am.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.