Jordan Skipper-Brown

Former Eastern Illinois forward Jordan Skipper-Brown has signed to play for Murray State for the 2021-22 season.

Murray State men’s basketball coach Matt McMahon on Thursday announced the signing of Jordan Skipper-Brown for the 2021-22 season.

Skipper-Brown, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Little Rock, Arkansas, joins the Racers from Eastern Illinois and will have one season to play at Murray State.

“We are excited to welcome Jordan Skipper-Brown to Murray State,” McMahon said. “We love his athleticism, explosiveness and ability to impact the game at both ends of the court. Offensively, Jordan has been a very efficient scorer, shooting 63% for his career. He will also make a big impact on our team with his offensive rebounding and shot-blocking ability. We are looking forward to his arrival on campus this summer.”

In the 2020-21 season, Skipper-Brown made 12 starts for the Panthers and in 20 games total, he scored 10.2 points per game to go with 5.6 rebounds, which tied for tops on the EIU team. Skipper-Brown hit 62% of his shots on 85-of-137 shooting for the fourth-best percentage in EIU history. He had a team-high 24 blocked shots and three double-double games. His high scoring games were 21 points against Tennessee Tech and 20 points against Southeast Missouri State.

Over the last nine games of the season, Skipper-Brown averaged 14 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 69.2% from the floor.

As a junior in the 2019-20 season, Skipper-Brown appeared in 32 games and led EIU with a field goal percentage of 64% on 87-of-136 shooting. He was eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference with 32 blocked shots and he made 17 consecutive free throws.

He played prep basketball at River Ridge High School in Olympia, Washington, before playing two seasons at McLennan Junior College in Texas.

Skipper-Brown completes the Racers’ spring signing class as he joins guards Carter Collins and Trae Hannibal and forwards DJ Burns and Elijah Farr.

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