Salesian H.S. (Richmond, CA)
AAU: Oakland Soldiers
Wt: 175 lbs
Rivals rating: 5*; unranked SG (#18 overall)
Scout rating: 5*; #5 SF (#13 overall)
ESPN rating: 5*-92 grade; #4 SG (#20 overall)
247s rating: 4*-97 rating; #5 SG (#21 overall)
Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Cal, FIU, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Washington State
Sorry mods...but I'm not so much computer illiterate, but just lazy... I don't know how to put together the proper format for recruit profiles, but I give you a long shot. Jabari Bird has a top three of Arizona, Washington and Cal. We are a new offer.
He is a high-elite prospect. It'd be amazing if we somehow land Thomas AND Bird...but that's a fantasy...I don't expect either, although I remain hopeful on Thomas. Here's his scout profile:
and Rivals doesn't show an offer from us, but they're wrong...
Last edited by Goose; 09-16-2011 at 02:42 PM.
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Saw him in Las Vegas. An absolute game changer on a team full of them.
he either needs to play at CU or not play in the PAC.
New Scout rankings have him as the #15 player in the 2013 class.
We're now in Bird's top 4 with AZ, Cal and Udub. That Pac-12 championship caught his attention.
As much as Boyle loves wings (he'll play 3 at once), I can absolutely see a lineup where he'd put Bird on the court at the same time as Dakari Allen (my other 2013 hope) and Xavier Johnson.
They're all in the 6'5"-6'6" range, but do different things. Bird would be most like a "2" and Johnson plays more like a big "3", while Allen would be more of a point forward/defensive stopper who would likely defend the other teams best scorer.
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Wow, I thought CU was out of the Bird race a long time ago. Would be absolutely amazing if CU somehow nabbed Bird and/or Hamilton.
Man, this kid looks bigger than 6'5". Or maybe its just that he plays bigger. Either way I like his game.
It's pretty encouraging that Bird's had the same top 3 for the last 6 months and we've pushed our way in. He obviously wants to stay out west, and I'd put the program up against anyone in the Pac-12 right now. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Assuming Roberson leaves after next year, I'd love to see Tad run this lineup out in 2013:
No one in that lineup is under 6'5", and you've got depth with Booker, Gordon, Jenkins, etc. That's a top-25 team right there, and one that could make a deep tourney run. The fact it's even remotely possible is really a testament to how far this program has come!
Do we still have scholarship though? lol