The significance of 5-star Jordan Browns commitment to Nevada

Make that two surprising commitments in as many days.Just more than a day after Boise State landed one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the Class of 2019, Nevada added one of the top basketball recruits in the Class of 2018. Prolific Prep (Calif.) senior power forward Jordan Brown committed to the Wolf Pack ahead of Arizona, Cal, St. John’s and UCLA, among others. He visited all those schools as well as Louisiana-Lafayette, according to 247 Sports.Brown’s decision was apparently driven both by the Wolfpack’s surprise run to the Elite 8 in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and the bond he built with Nevada head coach Eric Musselman, a former NBA head coach who has transformed the Mountain West program.”(Musselman) was the first coach to offer me and he’s been there since the beginning of it all,” Brown told 247 Sports. “It’s nice having that good relationship like that from the very beginning. He would always text me every day and every morning, just random stuff, just a picture of the program. He was really consistent with everything he did.”That Musselman’s consistency would win Brown over perhaps shouldn’t be surprising. Still, it’s hard to put into perspective just how big a recruit Brown is for Nevada. He’s easily the top prospect to ever pick the Wolf Pack, ranked in the top 20 on the national list of prospects and widely considered one of the top five power forwards in the country. While Nevada loses critical pieces from the team that reached the Elite 8 in March, Jordan’s arrival can compensate for a lot of that.