The Kentucky coaching staff has reached out to yet another transfer about joining the upcoming roster in Lexington next season.
And it’s a player the Big Blue Nation should be fairly familiar with.
Former five-star forward and McDonald’s All-American Jordan Brown signed with Nevada in the class of 2018, but after averaging just over ten minutes per game as a freshman, he’s ready to pack his bags and transfer elsewhere.
Brown entered the transfer portal on April 11, and Kentucky was among the several schools to reach out right away.
Evan Daniels of 247 Sports talked to Dion Brown, Jordan’s father, who said that Kentucky has been involved “from the beginning” and are “showing a lot of interest.”
“We’ve had Kentucky reach out, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Baylor, Miami, Pitt, Ohio State, Louisiana-Lafayette, my old college,” he said. “St. Mary’s, there’s quite a few people reaching out. … Kentucky was there from the beginning, and they’ve been reaching out and Sean Miller from Arizona,” he added. “They are showing a lot of interest.”
If you may remember, Kentucky was interested in Brown back in the summer of 2017, and then again when UK’s frontcourt situation was up in the air with potential NBA Draft departures last spring.
When word broke out on Tuesday evening that Kentucky had reached out to Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr., I was also told that Kentucky was in contact with Brown and his camp, though I was asked to keep it quiet until they were comfortable listing the initial schools on his list.
Source tells KSR that Kentucky has reached out to not only Blackshear, but another very interesting available player on the transfer market. In fact, UK is interested in bringing in BOTH. https://t.co/CoVj1dm56T
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) April 17, 2019
Brown, who averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds last season with the Wolfpack, will have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules before he is eligible to play. Because of this, I’m told that Kentucky would be interested in bringing in both Brown (as a practice player) and Blackshear (or another big-name graduate transfer) for next season.
KSR’s Aaron Torres, who also has a bit of new information on Brown, will be giving us a report in just a bit.
Other intel I've gathered on Jordan Brown the last few days: I don't expect him to stay at Nevada. Lot of staff turnover and not the greatest relationship with Steve Alford from his HS days. Would be somewhat surprised if went to Arkansas too. Hunch is he lands somewhere new
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) April 18, 2019
Here are just a few of Brown’s highlights: