UL men’s basketball coach Bob Marlin announced Friday the addition of the All-American consensus prep and Arizona transfer Jordan Brown to the 2021-2022 roster.
Brown, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward, played the 2020-2021 season in Arizona where he was named the Pac-12’s sixth man of the year after averaging 9.4 points and 5.2. rebounds for the Wildcats in 26 games.
Son of Dion Brown (1980-84), former great basketball player Ragin ‘Cajuns (1980-84), Jordan Brown began his college career in Nevada in 2018-19 where he was a freshman of Mountain West’s preseason year.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Jordan to the Ragin ‘Cajuns family,” said Marlin. “Jordan will add instant value to our organization. Not only is he a talented basketball player, but an individual of high character.
“Jordan will join a talented team and bring many different tools to the table. Its size and athleticism will be a factor on the glass, the rim protection and in the paint. Jordan’s game extends to the perimeter as well, and we can’t wait to use his skills all over the court.
Consensual five-star rookie at Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., Brown averaged 23.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per game as a senior and was named All-American McDonald’s, where he played in the 2017 game. and finished with 26 points and eight rebounds. .
Brown also competed with USA Basketball, winning a pair of gold medals, starting with the U16 FIBA Americas team and the U17 World Championship teams.
UL, who also added Lafayette native and St. John’s transfer Greg Williams Jr. to the roster, finished 17-9 last season under Marlin and reached the semifinals of the championships. of the Sun Belt conference.