Ragin' Cajuns basketball adds two signees with area ties, Jordan Brown and Jalen Dalcourt

Tim Buckley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

The UL basketball team has signed two more transfers with Acadiana area ties.

The Ragin’ Cajuns announced the signing of forward Jordan Brown, who spent last season at Arizona, and guard Jalen Dalcourt, who played last season for San Jose State.

They join point guard Greg Williams, a Lafayette Christian Academy and former St. John’s starter who signed with UL last month.

The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Brown, a consensus prep All-American, was named Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26 games for the Wildcats last season.

He’s the son of Cajuns Hall-of-Famer Dion Brown, who played for UL from 1980-84.

Jordan Brown began his college career at Nevada, where he averaged 3.0 points as a freshman in 2018-19. He transferred and redshirted in 2019-20.

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“Jordan will add instant value to our organization,” UL coach Bob Marlin said in a school release Friday.

“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.”

New Ragin' Cajuns signee Jordan Brown spent last season at Arizona. He also played previously at Nevada.

Brown played three seasons at Woodcreek High in Roseville, California, and one at Prolific Prep in Napa, where he was a McDonald’s All-American.

Dalcourt is a former standout at Lafayette High, where he averaged 27 points and 10 rebounds as a senior and also was an all-state high jumper.

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He averaged 9.6 points in 15 games including nine starts for San Jose State last season.

Dalcourt spent his freshman season at Tallahassee Community College and his sophomore season at Iowa Western.

“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.”

New Ragin' Cajuns signee Jalen Dalcourt played previously at Tallahassee Community College, as pictured here in 2018, along with Iowa Western and San Jose State.

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Brown and Dalcourt join a UL program that lost former Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year Mylik Wilson and guard Devin Butts, a transfer from Mississippi State, to the transfer portal, as well as seldom-used big man Chris Spenkuch.

Wilson, a guard, signed with Texas Tech.

In addition to signing Williams, UL also recently added guard Carter Domingue, a former St. Thomas More standout, as a freshman walk-on.