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Kentucky reaches out to Nevada transfer Jordan Brown

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.

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.

Here are just a few of Brown’s highlights:


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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22 Comments for Kentucky reaches out to Nevada transfer Jordan Brown

  1. Cokely53
    6:00 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Keep em coming Cal. Granted I was hoping for an immediately eligible guard to replace baker but this is also good news if we could get him.

  2. IrishCat
    6:01 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Come on young fella.

  3. mashman 93
    6:03 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Make it happen Cal. GO BIG BLUE!!!!!

  4. SanDiegoCats
    6:05 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Unfortunate for the kids having to sit out a year for transferring when their coach leaves.

  5. ScottGreene22
    6:23 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    I said get all of the grad transfers possible he will be a great get for next season and help practice with this years team

  6. CatfaninCinci
    6:28 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Why did he only avg 10 minutes a game?

    • CatfaninCinci
      6:28 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

      At Nevada???

    • Jiminy Crickets
      6:38 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

      Because Nevada was an upperclassmen lead team, freshman don’t play a ton at most schools. Minus the blue bloods, a freshman has to be really really good to beat out returning players.

    • Han
      6:37 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

      Nevada returned most/all of their team from last year’s deep run and played their experienced players throughout this year.

    • Cokely53
      8:22 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

      Yet they sucked this year even with all of those experienced players. Where are all the one and done haters at with that one?

  7. 4everUKblue
    6:33 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Rest your ass in the Bluegrass Jordan!

  8. BigJohnC
    6:56 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Come on!

    7:11 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Am I the only one who gets more excited about these transfers than the incoming freshmen? Maybe it’s because you know 1) they’re experienced, and 2) you know they really wanted to be at UK, if they’re transferring and sitting out to have the opportunity.

    • Cokely53
      8:23 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink


    • KayutsBy90
      10:11 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

      Will you be just as excited if after a year of practicing with the team he decides to test his draft stock without playing a minute at UK?

      12:01 am April 19, 2019 Permalink

      Obviously not…but what would be the point of doing that?? If he’s not getting the exposure of actually playing, with the rigorous , widely-televised schedule that UK has every year (the exact opposite of Nevada), he’s just wasting his time transferring at all. I’m sure that will be discussed with him, with no promises made, just as they do with every recruit, and like they did with Travis.

  10. JT55
    7:18 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    He would be a great addition. Help next years team and getting himself ready for 2020.

  11. VirginiaCat
    7:43 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    I like the idea of bringing in experienced players. I wonder, though, if this represents a new philosophy on Cal’s part or is a tacit admission that he is having trouble recruiting the freshmen that he really wants to land. I guess it is a moot point if we can get top quality players like Blackshear. If we get him, it is a positive reflection on Cal’s recruiting mojo. If not, well…

    • henderblue
      8:15 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

      Well I would say you only need to look at this year’s Dookies to see that getting the absolute best talent doesn’t guarantee a title. Or even a Final Four. I mean even K, who you would say is the best coach available, couldn’t get to the promised land with this year’s best talent. Not to mention Bolden, who was a hot commodity a few years ago and a guy that K hasn’t been able to develop..I expect the recruiting momentum to swing back to Cal’s way if K keeps flaming out with the best talent and unable to develop 5 star big men.

  12. CopenhagenCat
    11:11 pm April 18, 2019 Permalink

    Cal has to see that having experience is going to make a difference. Now I was always was one who want the top talent. But over last few years I’m there’s no doubt they need more experience.