Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 98
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 56 by the Boston Celtics
Good scorer off the dribble
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Excels at scoring on the move
Moves well off the ball on offense
Willing to crash the glass
Decent defensive player
Does not draw enough free throws
Not an elite ball handler
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively
Has short arms for a player his size
Missed considerable time due to a foot injury
Has had recurring back spasms
Jabari Bird is an athletic shooter that may possess the offensive skills to make his way into the NBA. But, he will need to improve his rebounding and defense in the meantime, and injuries have prevented him from being able to consistently play in games at times. If things break his way though, he could end up being a solid role player in this league.
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