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Jordan Brown commits to Arizona

UK had been showing interest.

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

The recruitment of Jordan Brown has ended for UK before it ever really began.

The Nevada Wolf Pack transfer was reportedly getting interest from UK, enough that a visit to Lexington seemed very possible.

But on Friday, Brown committed to the Arizona Wildcats.

Brown was a 2018 McDonald’s All-American and five-star recruit who chose Nevada over programs such as UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, and California. His highest ranking was 12th overall by Rivals.

However, after not getting much playing time in his first year in Reno and his head coach heading to the SEC, the California native put his name in the transfer portal. Brown’s father later confirmed UK was a school showing interest.

But many believed Brown was hoping to stay on the west coast, and it turned out that Arizona was one of the best options.

UK will now turn its focus to other options in terms of big men who could be eligible to play in 2020-21.