Why he committed:
“They were the first school to offer me a scholarship," Brown said. "They have stuck with me the longest and have been loyal to me. They stayed with me through all my ups and downs in my career.” Brown told ESPN.
"What really stood out to me was Coach Musselman would text me every morning with a message."
What he brings:
Brown will give Eric Musselman a post presence on both ends of the floor. He's a bouncy forward with inside and outside skills. He possesses fluid movement, the ability and willingness to run the floor, and the skill to score both inside the paint and facing the basket to 17 feet make him a valuable and versatile prospect.
Brown shows advanced footwork in the post and on the perimeter with his 6-foot-10 frame. On the defensive end, Brown is not a true rim protector, but he gets his share of blocks with his enormous wing span and timing. Where he can make an impact is on the glass. Brown anticipates well and pursues the shot with effectiveness.
His post moves make him a tough cover in the paint. He has good footwork and touch to finish with either hand, and once he learns how to establish deep post position and maintain contact with his man he will shine in the low to mid post.
How he fits:
Brown will join Jordan Caroline to give Nevada a formidable frontcourt. If twin brothers Caleb Martin and Cody Martin return, this will be a strong, veteran group that will have a chance to build on its Sweet 16 run.
Nevada runs set plays and Brown can have plays run for him both with his back to the basket and on short isolations in the mid post. The Wolfpack could be a preseason top-10 team. Brown should work his way to several double-double nights because of his talent and the experience surrounding him.
Who he reminds us of:
He has shades of former Georgia Tech star and current Utah Jazz player Derrick Favors. Both have touch, can score in the painted area and facing up some, while also making their presence known on the glass.
Favors, who had a similar frame to Brown at that age, was the better rebounder and shot-blocker. As post players, it's impressive how well they each can run the floor.
How the class is shaping up: