Tarleton signs South Plains College transfer guard Jordan Brown to 2022-23 roster


STEPHENVILLE – Another highly-touted junior college transfer guard is set to don the purple and white during the 2022-23 season. 

Tarleton women’s basketball announced the signing of South Plains College standout Jordan Brown on Wednesday. 

Brown, 5-9, twice cracked the top-100 of the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report during her three-year junior college career. She spent the last two seasons at South Plains after suiting up for Odessa College during the 2019-20 campaign. 

She will have three years to play three seasons at Tarleton. 

“Jordan brings athleticism and versatility to the roster,” head coach Misty Wilson said. “She can give us minutes at any guard position, and I love the effort and energy she will bring to the team. The mental toughness, and positive mindset she has displayed through the adversity of her injury is something I think will help our team. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed building a relationship with Jordan during the recruiting process. She’s very personable, engaging, and is a high character individual. Jordan truly embodies what we’re looking for in a student athlete. We’re excited to make her a Texan for the next three years.” 

Originally from Plainsboro, New Jersey, Brown was forced to sit out the entirety of the 2021-22 season due to an injury. She was still rated as the No. 88 overall junior college prospect nationally in the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report despite the setback. 

Brown’s first season at South Plains proved to be her most successful. She appeared in all 24 games and made 15 starts, helping the team ascend as high as No. 3 in the NJCAA D1 Women’s Basketball Rankings, claim the NJCAA Region V title and advance to the quarterfinals of the NJCAA National Tournament. Brown averaged nine points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.  

She was tabbed the No. 36 overall junior college prospect in the country in the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. 

Offensively, Brown scored in double figures on 12 occasions. Brown was particularly lethal near the basket. She connected at a 43.2 percent clip from the field and 210 of her 225 points scored came inside the arc.  

She also swiped the ball away 20 times and finished the season with 17 blocks. 

Brown is the second South Plains transfer guard Tarleton has added to its 2022-23 roster. She was teammates with fellow Texan signee Viktoria Ivanova in 2020-21 and 2021-22. Together, they helped South Plains accumulate a 42-13 overall record 

Her first taste of the Lone Star State came about two hours at nearby Odessa College in 2019-20. Brown averaged five points, three rebounds and one assist per game during her freshman year for the Wranglers. 

She prepped at West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School before commencing her college career. 

Brown is the seventh announced signee in the Texans 2022 recruiting class. She is the sixth transfer to put the pen to paper with Tarleton. The program previously publicized the signings of Ivanova and fellow guards Mayra Caicedo (Arkansas-Little Rock), Chloe Callahan (North Texas), Teresa Da Silva (Arizona Western CC) and forward Karolina Szydlowska (Arkansas State). Tarleton also dipped into the Texas high school ranks with the addition of Frisco High School standout Jordan Wright. 

The Texans anticipate announcing additional signings in the coming weeks. 

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