Jordan Brown's play at the USA Basketball 16u trials upped his profile to being one of 2018's top prospects. Who is the elite power forward hearing from?
One of the most surprising performances at the USA Basketball 16u trials in Colorado Springs came from 6-foot-10, 190-pound Roseville (Calif.) Woodcreek power forward Jordan Brown
Even though he entered the camp considered an elite prospect in 2018, he wasn’t necessarily seen as one of the top handful of guys in the country, a distinction he left the event with.
It was pretty clear that Brown made a big jump forward from his last trip to Colorado Springs in the fall for the USA Basketball Developmental Camp.
“I’m a lot more comfortable than in the fall because I was playing against the 18u guys as well,” Brown said at the trials. “Them not being here, it’s still really good competition, but they’re definitely not as experienced and strong.”
A skilled four man who can face up and shoot, drive or score around the basket, Brown has nice size for position and a consistently improving skill set and motor, yet he’s still working hard at getting better.
“I want to be more active and be more aggressive, no matter the level of competition I’m playing against,” he said.
Brown recently picked up his first scholarship offer, which came from Nevada
“I was kind of shocked because I didn’t even know until I saw it on Twitter,” Brown said. “I was surprised and excited.”
Two other schools recruiting Brown are somewhat local in California
“I like the location at Cal; it’s close to home. They’re going to try and get me down there at some point,” Brown said.
“I visited the Stanford campus on a school field trip and it’s a really nice campus.”
There’s a perception involved in Brown’s recruitment that he likely stays close to home, although he says he’s willing to play anywhere.
“It really doesn’t matter to me if I stay on west or go to the East Coast,” Brown said.