Update: It’s now being reported that Jordan Brown has canceled his official visit to Nevada. The original story follows.
Jordan Brown has been saving his fifth, and final, official visit for the right opportunity.
It appears he’s found it.
The McDonald’s All-American forward will officially visit the Nevada Wolf Pack this weekend, according to Chris Murray of the Reno-Gazette Journal.
Per a source, McDonald’s All-American Jordan Brown will take an official visit to Nevada this weekend. It is his fifth and final official. He has taken two unofficial visits to Nevada, most recently in December.— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) May 4, 2018
Nevada, Arizona, and Cal were recently listed as Brown’s finalists, so this is a promising development for the Wolf Pack, who Murray says are “probably considered the favorite at this stage.”
Obviously that is not-so-good news for Arizona, which is the only finalist that has not hosted Brown. Brown officially visited Cal earlier in his recruitment, and has visited Nevada twice before, albeit in an unofficial capacity.
Jerry Meyer, 247Sports’ director of basketball recruiting, recently predicted Brown to Nevada, too.
We’ll see if Arizona can get Brown on campus or can continue making a late push, but the Nevada looks like the team to beat right now.
Of course, Brown will be a huge addition to whichever team he joins, both literally and figuratively. The 6-foot-10 Northern California native is the No. 17 player in the 2018 class.
Brown has taken official visits to Louisiana-Lafayette, UCLA, and St. John’s, too, but none of those schools appear to be in consideration.
Nevada is appealing for Brown because it is close to home, the Wolf Pack are coming off a Sweet Sixteen season, and have a reputable head coach in Eric Musselman.
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