Big Mac: Jordan Brown’s All-American Journey

From Woodcreek of Roseville to Prolific Prep of Napa to America’s Most-Celebrated High School All-Star Game, Jordan Brown’s Stock Keeps Rising

Story By STEVEN WILSON

Jordan Brown’s meteoric rise to basketball notoriety took another leap in January when his name was included on the 2018 McDonald’s All-American roster for the renown All-Star contest March 28 in Atlanta.

The Prolific Prep Academy-Napa senior has won gold with Team USA in Spain and in Argentina. He previously carried Woodcreek High-Roseville to the CIF state title game, making history in the process for public schools and claiming the Timberwolves’ first Division I section title. Now, he can check off another accomplishment.

The 6-foot-11 forward from Roseville was one of 24 basketball players selected to play in the 41st annual boys all-star event, as part of the West squad.

“It’s an honor, especially considering all of the players who have done it before me, and what they’ve accomplished,” Brown admitted. “So to be a McDonald’s All-American is a blessing.”

Brown and his teammates will square off against the East team, led by the top two players in the country in R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson. The West team has six of the top 10 players in the 2018 class, including Brown.

“This selection shows that my career is still on the rise,” Brown pointed out. “Being named one of those top guys and being able to compete on that level really shows what I’m accomplishing as a player.”

He’s also got NBA roots. Jordan’s father, Dion was once drafted by the San Antonio Spurs.

A sixth-round draft pick in 1984, Dion Brown reached the pros after four seasons at Louisiana–Lafayette. He was drafted the same year Hakeem Olajuwon was selected first by the Houston Rockets, Michael Jordan third by the Bulls and Charles Barkley fifth by the Sixers.

Dion Brown saw action in the Continental Basketball Association — a developmental league prior to the creation of the NBA G-League — before playing three years overseas.

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