Northwestern transfer Jillian Brown joins Cavalier roster for 2023-24 season

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


Virginia women’s basketball head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton announced Thursday that Jillian Brown will join the 2023-24 Cavalier team.

“I’m ecstatic about the addition of Jillian,” Agugua-Hamilton said. “She is an amazing young woman. She is a high-character, hard-working, culture-defending kid who wants to be a part of something special! She is a high IQ versatile guard that can shoot, drive, defend and rebound with length. She is a great addition to our family!”

Brown, a 5-10 guard from Grand Rapids, Mich., was named to the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith National High School Girls Trophy Watch List during her senior season at East Grand Rapids High School, ranking as the No. 44 overall recruit in the class by Prospect Nation and No. 50 by ESPN HoopGurlz. She started 25 of 27 games during her freshman season at Northwestern, averaging 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Check out highlights from Brown’s big game against 17th-ranked Michigan from November of this past season below: