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#23 Jabari Bird
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 198
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Vallejo, Calif.
High School: Salesian HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Jabari Bird
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
13-14 31 12 619 20.0 93 219 .425 30 93 .323 41 51 .804 17 44 61 2.0 38 0 33 32 8 12 257 8.3
14-15 23 12 648 28.2 92 210 .438 31 84 .369 26 34 .765 22 54 76 3.3 51 0 40 28 10 11 241 10.5
Career 54 33 1267 23.5 185 429 .431 61 177 .345 67 85 .788 39 98 137 2.5 89 0 73 60 18 23 498 9.2

Sophomore (2014-15): Started 21 of the 23 games he played in … missed 10 games with a foot injury, returning to action at UCLA on Jan. 11 … averaged 10.5 points in 28.2 minutes … averaged 13.4 ppg. over his final eight contests of the season … scored a season-high 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field in 40 minutes against Oregon … scored 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field in 31 minutes at No. 11 Utah … posted 16 points, including several big three-point field goals down the stretch in win over UCLA … registered 12 points and matched his career-high with eight rebounds at Washington State … tallied 16 points, thanks to 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range, in 31 minutes vs. No. 23 Syracuse … posted 12 points in 23 minutes to go along with a career-best nine assists in season opener against Alcorn State. 

Freshman (2013-14): Played in 31 of Cal’s 35 games with 12 starts … missed four games with a sprained ankle … averaged 20.0 minutes per contest, including a season-long 36 minutes against No. 7 Syracuse in the Maui Invitational … made collegiate debut in season opener against Coppin State and earned first collegiate start in second collegiate game against Denver … 12 double-digit scoring games … combined for 50 points and 10 rebounds in Cal’s three NIT games against Utah Valley, Arkansas and SMU … career-best 24 points on six three-pointers, including three-pointer with 1:25 to play to give Cal lead for good, in third career game vs. Oakland … 20 points on 8-of-13 from the field, including three three-point field goals in season finale at SMU … career-best eight rebounds against Arkansas in NIT … 17 points, seven rebounds against  No. 7 Syracuse in Maui … scored all 12 of his points in a span of 3:57 in the second half at UCLA … career-high five assists at home against Washington and Coppin State.

High School: McDonald’s All-American … played in McDonald’s All-American game featuring the nation’s 25-best scholastic student-athletes … posted nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 13 minutes of action in the all-star contest … a three-year standout guard who also played the small forward position at Salesian High School … guided the Pride to a 100-8 record over his three seasons with the program … two-time Bay Area News Group East Bay Player of the Year … guided Pride to a No. 1 ranking in the state during his senior season… Salesian advanced to the Northern California Regional open Division semifinals in 2013 … averaged 17.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for the Tri-County Athletic League and North Coast Section Division IV champions as a senior … led Salesian to the Division IV state championship as a junior where he averaged 18.7 points and 4.8 rebounds … ranked as the 15th-best prospect in the nation in the CBSSports.com Top 100 for 2013, the 20th-best prospect in the country by Rivals.com and 19th in his class on the ESPN Top 100 list … a five-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, the recruiting services ranked Bird at different positions - Rivals.com listed him as the sixth-best shooting guard in the country and Scout.com ranked him as the sixth-best small forward in the class of 2013 … played for the Oakland Soldiers AAU squad where he led his team to the Peach Jam title in 2012, averaging 15.1 points in the eight games of the tournament … also selected to compete in the Under Armour Elite 24 game.

Personal: Born July 3, 1994 … parents are Carl and Tonya Bird … father was a standout with the Golden Bears where he was voted the team’s co-MVP after averaging 15.2 points during the 1975-76 season.

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