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.
Arizona lands Nevada transfer Jordan Brown, a former McDonald’s All-American
By ADAM ZAGORIAJordan Brown, the 6-foot-11 former McDonald’s All-American power forward, committed to Arizona on Friday.
Brown initially chose Nevada over Arizona and California. He will sit one year to play three, per NCAA regulations.
Brown averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds last season while playing on a loaded and experienced Nevada team.
“Jordan is a skilled power forward who can move, has a high IQ, the ability to make shots, is a really good passer, can ball screen, and can rebound and will fit in very well in any pro style offense that is predicated on ball screening, ball movement, and spacing,” Phillipe Doherty, program director at Prolific Prep, said when Brown first chose Nevada.
“Jordan has a motor and can really move up and down the floor, and at 6-11.5, has the ability to finish at the rim. He has great touch and skill due to all the hours he has put in the gym with his father, Dion. He’s a very skilled power forward who is efficient and smart. Jordan is a high-character, intelligent, and relentless worker who will only get better and better with every practice and game.”
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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.