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Louisiana Basketball Adds Jordan Brown and Jalen Dalcourt to 2021-22 Roster
Consensus five-star prospect, McDonald's All-American follows father in Ragin' Cajuns uniform
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball coach Bob Marlin announced on Friday the addition of consensus prep All-American and Arizona transfer Jordan Brown to the 2021-22 roster.
Brown, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward, played the 2020-21 season at Arizona where he was named the Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Wildcats in 26 games.
The son of former Ragin' Cajuns Basketball great Dion Brown (1980-84), Jordan Brown began his collegiate career at Nevada in 2018-19 where he was the Mountain West Preseason Freshman of the Year.
"We are incredibly excited to welcome Jordan into the Ragin' Cajuns family," Marlin said. Jordan will add instant value to our organization. Not only is he a talented basketball player, but a high character individual.
"Jordan will join a talented team and bring many different tools to the table. His size and athleticism will be a factor on the glass, protecting the rim, and in the paint. Jordan's game stretches to the perimeter as well and we look forward to using his skill all over the court."
A consensus five-star recruit at Prolific Prep in Napa, California, Brown averaged 23.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per game as a senior and was named a McDonald's All-American, 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, beginning with the U16 FIBA Americas team and U17 World Championship teams.
Louisiana, which also added Lafayette native and St. John's transfer Greg Williams, Jr., to the roster, finished 17-9 last season under head coach Bob Marlin and reached the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Championships.
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Lafayette Native Jalen Dalcourt Signs With Louisiana Basketball
Former Lafayette High product played 2020-21 season at San Jose State
LAFAYETTE – Another Lafayette native is returning home to the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball team.
Head coach Bob Marlin announced Friday afternoon the addition of his third Division I transfer for the 2021-22 season when San Jose State product and former Lafayette High standout Jalen Dalcourt signed a Grant-in-Aid with the Ragin' Cajuns.
Dalcourt, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard, joins a group of Division I newcomers that include Lafayette native Greg Williams, Jr. (Lafayette Christian Academy/St. John's) and Jordan Brown (Roseville, Calif./Arizona).
"Jalen is a Lafayette native who will take pride wearing the Ragin' Cajuns uniform," Marlin said "He is a competitive and skilled guard who brings a wealth of experience to our program. We are excited to have him and his family in the Ragin' Cajuns program."
Dalcourt played in 15 games with a pair of starts last season for SJSU, averaging 9.6 points per game. He scored a season-high 23 points in his Spartan debut against Boise State and reached double figures in scoring six times. He shot 36.2 percent from the floor and 35.4 from 3-point range.
He played one season at Iowa Western Community College where he averaged 10.6 points in 2019-20. Dalcourt averaged 11.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game as a freshman at Tallahassee Community College and averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game as a senior at LHS.
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