As Kentucky looks to finalize its 2019-20 roster, there’s still a big piece remaining when it comes to the 2020-21 team.
Nevada transfer Jordan Brown is still looking for his next home, and Kentucky remains one of the schools still in contention for the former McDonald’s All-American, but his list is shrinking, according to Ben Parker of Rivals:
Since then, Jordan Brown & his family are still hearing from #Arizona, #Kentucky, #ASU, #Cal, St Mary’s, and Louisiana Lafayette. Jordan has not narrowed his list down yet. He is taking it slow with finals coming up. In regards to Cal, they haven’t met, but have talked. (2/2)— Ben Parker (@slamdunk406) May 4, 2019
Seeing the LSU Tigers, Baylor Bears, Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks seemingly out of the running is good news for Kentucky. as those were all NCAA Tournament teams in Power 5 conferences last season. You have to think Brown would like to play in a bigger conference where he can at the very least make it to the Big Dance, especially one like Oregon that’s out west.
Seeing his updated list, Kentucky still has work to do to convince the California native to come to Lexington vs. staying out west, which he could obviously do with the Arizona Wildcats or Arizona State Sun Devils.
Still, Arizona is a mess right now as Sean Miller in hot water with the ongoing corruption trials. Otherwise, Miller has been as good as anyone at pulling in big-time players, whether from high school or college transfers.
Bobby Hurley has pulled in some big recruits at ASU, so they could be a viable threat.
St. Mary’s could the sleeper here, as they’ve been a viable program under Randy Bennett, and they would allow Brown to continue his college career in college.
I would imagine Brown would take visits to several of these schools soon once he wraps up finals, and I’d expect Kentucky to be one of them.