Jabari Bird

Height: 6-6

Weight: 195

College: California

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 7/3/1994

 

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 98

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 56 by the Boston Celtics

 
​Pros:

Good scorer off the dribble

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate playmaker

Moves well off the ball on offense

Willing to crash the glass

Decent defensive player

Gifted athlete

​Cons:

Streaky shooter

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​

 
Summary:

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.​

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Mercury News Article on Jabari Bird

Bleacher Report Article on Jabari Bird

Fanrag Sports Network Article on Jabari Bird

Games Scouted:

1/5/17 California vs. UCLA