Ten days after leaving Oregon just two games into his freshman season, former Oakland prep star Jabari Brown remained absent from practice Monday. Bob Clark of the Register-Guard in Eugene is reporting it now seems unlikely he will return.
Neither Brown nor his family has commented publicly on the reasons for his deaprture or his future plans, and Oregon coach Dana Altman said he hasn’t spoken to Brown in more than a week.
“It’s been a long time so I’m sure he’s moved on and we’ve got to move on,” Altman said. “Any time you lose anybody it’s disappointing … I would be just as disappointed if anybody on the team left. We don’t want to lose anybody.”
Altman said his “assumption” is that Brown will complete the fall term at Oregon, with classes ending this week followed by final examinations.
Meanwhile . . .
— UCLA 62, Pepperdine 39: The Bruins (2-4) scored their first victory of the season over a D-I opponent, thrashing the Waves. Guard Lazeric Jones had 14 points to lead the Bruins. Center Joshua Smith had four points and three fouls in 12 minutes and junior forward Reeves Nelson came off the bench, contributing just two points and two rebounds in 10 minutes.
— Stanford 79, Pacific 37: Josh Owens and Chasson Randle each scored 14 points and the Cardinal (6-1) roared past Pacific. Twelve players scored and 15 saw action for Stanford, which held the Tigers to 32-percent shooting and forced 20 turnovers.
— Colorado 70, Georgia 68: Sophomore wing Andre Roberson had 15 points and 15 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and Askia Booker added 14 points off the bench for the Buffs (4-2). Georgia, 4-0 when it lost to Cal, dropped its third straight.