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Two schools stand out for Bird

Posted on: April 9, 2011 9:03 am
Edited on: April 24, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

HAMPTON, Va. – Facing top-25 recruit Archie Goodwin on the opening night of the Boo Williams Elite Youth Basketball League event, Oakland Soldiers swingman Jabari Bird wasn’t backing down.

“It was real fun, I like playing against good competition,” Bird said. “It was normal basketball for me though.”

Bird was one of the most impressive players on Friday, scoring in a variety of ways on the offensive end and making life difficult for Goodwin defensively.

Bird was effective with his floater, using it in transition and along the baseline in a half-court setting. The 6-foot-4 2013 prospect runs the floor well and catches and finishes well in traffic. He scored with contact and also knocked down mid-range jumpers and fadeaways.

The Salesian (Calif.) product was ruled ineligible in late January because of pre-enrollment contact with another player, but that didn’t slow his recruitment.

Bird’s school list currently consists of Arizona, California, Washington, Florida International, Oregon and Washington State.

Two Pac-12 schools – Arizona and Washington – are standing out.

“Their system is the main thing,” Bird said.

Bird has taken an unofficial visit to California, but it is still early in the process.

“I want to visit all the schools on my list,” he said.

Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2011 3:13 am
 

Two schools stand out for Bird

There is no question who Jabari Bird will pick and that is Arizona then a nothing school like Washington. Sorry little Huskies but the Wildcats are one of the top programs in the nation, in the Pac-10 or Pac-12 now and UA has Sean Miller who is a top notch coach too. Sorry but this one is to easy for Bird.

Go Wildcats!!!!!!!Smile




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2011 11:49 pm
 

Two schools stand out for Bird

Surprised that Larry Legend would name his kid Jabari.  Oh yeah, that's right, he has nothing to do with them after conception...



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Two schools stand out for Bird

Surprised that Layye Legend would name his kid Jabari.  Oh yeah, that's right, he has nothing to do with them after conception...



Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posted on: April 9, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Two schools stand out for Bird

Go with the HUSKIES!!! sweeet!!



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Two schools stand out for Bird

Dam...I thought it was Larry's kid!


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