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'13 CA SG Jabari Bird (Verbal to Cal)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by dyemeduke, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    Salesian H.S. (Richmond, CA)

    AAU: Oakland Soldiers

    Ht: 6-foot-5
    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


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    Sorry mods...but I'm not so much computer illiterate, but just lazy... :thumbsup: 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.

    http://www.pointguardu.com/content/jabari-bird-talks-point-guard-u-952/

    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:

    http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=8&c=1&nid=5320886

    ESPN: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/124672/jabari-bird

    and Rivals doesn't show an offer from us, but they're wrong...
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;8I9vZZ7Px64]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I9vZZ7Px64[/video]

    [video=youtube;s3TLNprFdX8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3TLNprFdX8[/video]
     
  3. YngC

    YngC Well-Known Member

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    Saw him in Las Vegas. An absolute game changer on a team full of them.
     
  4. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    When this thread was first started on August 20th, Bird had a top three of Arizona, Washington and Cal. And now? From The Recruit Scoop:

     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    he either needs to play at CU or not play in the PAC.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    New Scout rankings have him as the #15 player in the 2013 class.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We're now in Bird's top 4 with AZ, Cal and Udub. That Pac-12 championship caught his attention.

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1348096

    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.
     
  8. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Damn, that title is already paying dividends.
     
  9. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    HUGE.

    Damn, in Tad I trust.
     
  10. CVilleBuff

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    Amazing what winning can do
     
  11. rolandftw

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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.
     
  12. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    I think my heart skipped 3 beats at the mere suggestion we would end up with both.
     
  13. cutaekwondo

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    Man, this kid looks bigger than 6'5". Or maybe its just that he plays bigger. Either way I like his game.
     
  14. mattrob

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    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:

    Mayor
    Bird
    XJ
    Smotrycz
    Scott

    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!
     
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    Do we still have scholarship though? lol
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yes. Tad knows what he's doing.
     
  17. mattrob

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    Not right now. But with a transfer expected, there would be room for Smotrycz. And all it takes is one transfer/early entry/Damien Cain to free up that other scholarship. I'm pretty sure that'll happen.
     
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    Another nice job by YngC.
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    [video=youtube;ZZbwq7TXCxM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZbwq7TXCxM[/video]
     
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    I know it sounds crazy, and probably doesn't happen... but it could. Especially, if one signs on early.
     
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    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Once we hear about the Smotrycz decision, I'll update (again) the class balance sheet with all of the recent changes.
     
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    Wow, huge news. Roll Tad.
     
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    http://westcoastdigest.com/2012/04/23/nike-eybl-session-1-recap/

    Bird kicked some ass at the Nike EYBL Session #1 Tournament.
    If that quote doesn't scream BOYLE RECRUIT to you, well, then, do less crack.
     
  24. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Just commit already.
     
  25. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    CBS has a top five of Cal, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
     
  26. ZKobalt

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    Hope we win this pac-12 battle.

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    :nod:
     
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    The way I see it, we already won the war. At least for this year...
     
  29. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    I pray we get him. 1-Done kinda player.
     
  30. sackman

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    CU went 7-3 against those teams and beat three of them in three days during the Pac 12 tournament.
     

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