Aug. 18 -- Jordan Brown is one of 2018's top prospects. The future five-star's father breaks down his four scholarship offers as well as a recent unofficial visit...
When Scout releases its first version of the 2018 rankings, you can expect Jordan Brown
to be very close to the top.
The 6-foot-9, 180-pound power forward from Roseville (Calif.) Woodcreek is highly skilled, with the ability to score inside and out, has good size, plenty of room to continue to get stronger and has shown consistent improvement over the last year.
Brown was extremely impressive at the USA 16u trials in June, eventually making the team and helping lead his country to a gold medal.
"It was a good summer for him," said Jordan's father, Dion Brown. "I think everything started with the USA Camp in Colorado Springs; he really blew up there. He had a pretty good week in Las Vegas playing with the 17u team to finish the summer off."
Early offers have come in from California
, all of which are showing Brown plenty of attention already.
"All four of them are expressing great interest," said Dion. "Those four schools are pretty high on him."
Dion Brown, who said that Alabama
and UConn are also showing interest, says that Jordan unofficially visited Cal this week.
The future five-star prospect's father broke down what the Brown family likes about all four schools which have offered.
: "I got the chance to talk to coach (Cuonzo) Martin and I can understand why Ivan Rabb
and Jaylen Brown
went there. He's a great guy. The whole coaching staff showed us great love. We saw the campus and it's pretty impressive.
"We watched practice and saw how intense it was. We talked to Ivan, Jaylen and Jabari Bird
. We were really pleased with everything. A lot of the stuff they do with their fours is geared towards the way Jordan plays."
: "With UCLA's tradition and everything, I know a lot about UCLA. I saw Steve Alford
in Las Vegas; they were watching Jordan and I was glad to see that. I spoke with coach Alford and he was pleased with the way Jordan played. He likes the way he runs up and down the court, the hustle, the hanging in there and not giving up, just the competitiveness he has.
"He's going to come back out here and watch him work out. They want us to go down there and take an unofficial visit. It's a little more complicated getting down to Southern California but we would definitely like to go check out UCLA."
: "Coach (Sean) Miller and I had a good conversation. We talked a little about Team USA since he coached the 19u team. He expressed interest in Jordan when were in Argentina but we just got the chance to talk. Our conversation went really well, better than I expected. He's a very down to earth type of guy, the kind of guy you can really talk to.
"Coach Miller and Jordan talked and they had a very good conversation. That's a start. I understand it's in the early stages because he's just entering the 10th grade."
: "Coach (Eric) Musselman was with the (Sacramento) Kings for a minute and they were the first offer. It's only an hour away so we plan on going over there for an unofficial visit.
"I spoke with coach Musselman a couple of times and he was definitely pleased with the way Jordan played in Las Vegas. He liked his competitiveness and he showed even more than they even anticipated."
It's possible that the Brown family takes some unofficial visits over the next couple of months, but the focus right now is another trip to Colorado Springs.
"Right now we're trying to get ready for the USA camp in October," Dion said. "We may end up taking unofficial visits to UCLA and Nevada. It would take a special trip to get out to Arizona since it's further, which would be nice, but we're looking at closer schools for now. I think the next big thing for him is USA."
Even though Brown's recruitment is already pretty active, the family's main focus is on continuing to develop as a player.
"We're focused on strength building and continuing to get better," Dion said. "If he keeps improving, the recruiting will come. He wants to keep getting better and building on what he's already accomplished.
"The light comes on for different kids at different times and I think the light is kind of coming on but it's not fully coming on yet and when it does, he'll really take his game to the next level."