4-star combo guard announces decommitment from Purdue's 2022 class
Purdue’s disappointing weekend has taken another hit.
After dropping a Round 1 game to North Texas in overtime in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, the Boilermakers received more bad news. Jameel Brown, a 4-star combo guard from Philadelphia has announced his decommitment from the program. He will re-open his recruitment and re-evaluate all options.
Brown released a statement on his decision. He had been recruited by former assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry, who recently took the head coaching job at Penn State.
“First I want to thank Coach [Matt] Painter and the entire Boilermaker staff for recruiting me and giving me the opportunity to attend a prestigious school such as Purdue,” Brown wrote. “Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions that a student athlete can make. After discussing it with my family, we feel like reopening my recruitment is the best decision for me right now.”
— ripmommom (@JameelBrown1) March 21, 2021
Brown is listed as the No. 20 combo guard in the 2022 class and the No. 134 player overall. He’s the No. 3 player form the state of Pennsylvania, per 247Sports.
He’s received offers from seven other programs, including Auburn, Marquette, UMass, Penn, Richmond, Temple and Xavier. But with Shrewsberry taking the job at Penn State, there’s a chance he gets an offer from the Nittany Lions.
Purdue is now down one verbal commitment in the 2022 class, 4-star shooting guard Fletcher Loyer.