Jordan Brown is one of the top transfers still available.
Of course, Brown will have to sit out next season if he does end up leaving the Nevada Wolf Pack this offseason, and the Kentucky Wildcats are still interested in the former McDonald’s All-American.
However, it sounds like there’s a real chance Brown decides to remain in Reno.
At least, that’s what new head coach Steve Alford seems to think.
Steve Alford tells me that he's still planning for next season with the idea that Jordan Brown will be at Nevada.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 28, 2019
Per a source, Brown recently visited Saint Mary's and Arizona and will visit Arizona State this weekend. Also receiving interest from Kentucky and Texas A&M.
I will say it’s hard to see Kentucky being a serious player unless Brown does visit Lexington, which hasn’t happened to this point, and there’s no visit scheduled right now, at least publicly.
Seeing the other schools in the running, it’s easy to see why Brown may be better off staying at Nevada. St. Mary’s, Texas A&M and Arizona State haven’t exactly been better programs in recent years, and Arizona could still be facing NCAA issues moving forward. The one common theme is they’re all closer to home for the California native.
But if Kentucky were to make a serious push, you’d think Brown would take a hard look at playing for John Calipari in hopes of reaching the high potential we saw from Rivals’ 12th-ranked recruit in 2018.
Brown would become an even bigger recruit for Kentucky if 2020 center N’Faly Dante moves into the 2019 class and lands elsewhere. Dante is one of the few bigs Kentucky has offered in 2020, so it could end up being a situation where having Brown develop for a year, then play in 2020-21 could make him a better option than other 2020 recruits Kentucky could be in the mix for.