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Arizona transfer Jordan Brown commits to Louisiana

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Arizona Wildcats transfer Jordan Brown committed to Louisiana on Friday, what will be his third school in four years.

The 6-foot-11 redshirt sophomore sat out the 2019-20 season after transferring from Nevada, then averaged 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds at Arizona in 2020-21, earning Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year honors. The former McDonald’s All-American started in 12 of 26 games for the Wildcats and scored in double figures eight times, including 25 points in 21 minutes in a win at Oregon State.

Brown has three years of eligibility left but might need a waiver to play immediately at UL since this is his second time transferring.

Louisiana might seem like a puzzling destination for Brown—a Roseville, California native— but the Ragin’ Cajuns were one of his top interests coming out of high school. He officially visited UL in March 2018.

“I just felt a real connection with the coaching staff,” Brown told Jon Rothstein. “I feel like they can help me get where I want to go.”

Louisiana went 17-9 in 2020-21, finishing second in the Sun Belt West division. They have not reached the NCAA Tournament since 2014 and have not won an NCAA Tournament game since 1992.