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5-star forward Jordan Brown might visit Arizona

The Wildcats need players and Brown is one of the best available

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The Arizona Wildcats appear to be in the mix for 2018 five-star prospect Jordan Brown.

The 6-foot-10, 195-pound big man told Adam Zagoria that he may take his fifth, and final, official visit to Arizona or Stanford.

Brown told Zagoria that he is “waiting on how things go” at Arizona before making a decision, likely referring to the FBI investigation the school is involved in.

“If things get cleared up, then I’m going to think more on it,” Brown said (via FloHoops).

Brown has already taken official visits to Cal, Louisiana-Lafayette, UCLA, and St. John’s, and told Zagoria that he plans to pick a school sometime in April.

A Northern California native and McDonald’s All-American, Brown is the No. 16 player in the 2018 class and one of the top remaining uncommitted prospects.

Arizona has not been linked to Brown’s recruitment that much, but he would be an ideal fit for the Wildcats.

For one, Arizona needs players. The Wildcats are set to lose seven scholarship players and currently have zero 2018 commits, leaving several roster spots to fill between now and next season.

For another, Brown is a premier talent who could compete for a starting job from day one, playing alongside either Duke transfer Chase Jeter or Ira Lee in the frontcourt.

At minimum, Brown would raise the talent level on an Arizona team that is full of question marks heading into 2018-19.

But it’s unlikely Arizona will land Brown unless it can get him on campus, so being the recipient of his fifth official visit is crucial.