2018 forward Jordan Brown witnesses Cal's upset win over Arizona

BERKELEY -- 2018 five-star Jordan Brown made the trip out to Berkeley for his first Cal game in person, and the Bears didn't disappoint.

BERKELEY -- When 2018 five-star forward Jordan Brown rattles off his season stats for Roseville (Calif.) Woodcreek -- 26.5 points and 16 rebounds -- fellow California target, 2017 swing man Ira Lee, puts his hand up to his mouth, silently, and supresses a laugh.

"I mean, that's alright," Lee said through a laugh.

But, the subject of the night wasn't Brown's performance on the court, but what the Golden Bears did for their two coveted underclass recruits, as well as official visitor Tyson Jolly and 2017 three-star Abu Kigab.

"It was really exciting," Brown said. "I got here kind of late, but in the second half, man, it was just a really exciting game."

Cal upset No. 11 Arizona, and the fans -- including the recruits -- stormed the court in a wild celebration after the 74-73 win.

"It was a great atmosphere," said Brown, who paid his first visit to Cal for a game, after driving an hour and a half from his home in Roseville, with his parents.

"Nowhere really matched it," Brown said. "This was my first Cal game, and I came on an unofficial visit, and I came for a football game."

During the last 30 seconds, with the game on the line, Jaylen Brown at the free throw line and Ivan Rabb standing tall on defense, Brown said he knew Cal would make a play.

The Wildcats are also coming after Brown, and though his decision is still more than a year away, it was useful for him to see the two programs on the same floor at the same time.

"It really gives me a look at how they're going to try to use me, but I also have to think what players are still going to be there by the time I'm actually up there," Brown said.

The 6-foot-10, 205-pounder looked closely at Rabb, as that's the type of player he most likely projects into.

"A little bit, yeah, but you also think about the skill adaptation that they can have," Brown said. 


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