Jabari Bird

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Jabari Bird
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No. 23 – Maine Red Claws
Position Shooting guard
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1994-07-03) July 3, 1994 (age 23)
Walnut Creek, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Salesian (Richmond, California)
College California (2013–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 2017–present
Career history
2017–present Boston Celtics
2017–present Maine Red Claws
Career highlights and awards

Jabari Bird (born July 3, 1994) is an American basketball player for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League, via a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for University of California, Berkeley.

High school career[edit]

Bird played his high school basketball at Salesian High School where he led the Pride to an overall 100-8 record in his three years on the team.[1] Bird was a McDonald's All-American in high school and was the No. 20 overall recruit in the 2013 class.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jabari Bird
Vallejo, California Salesian HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 5, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 13   Rivals: 32  247Sports: 21  ESPN: 23
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

As a senior at California, Bird averaged 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He suffered a concussion in a loss to Oregon on March 11.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After finishing his senior year at California, Bird was selected with the 56th pick of the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.[4] On September 5, 2017, Bird was signed to a two-way contract by the Celtics. Under the terms of the deal, he will split time between the Celtics and their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.[5] Bird made his professional debut on October 20, 2017 against the Philadelphia 76ers. He played 13 minutes and scored 3 points in a 108–98 win over the 76ers.


  1. ^ http://www.calbears.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7417
  2. ^ Roberts, Ben (March 27, 2017). "Where are they now?: The 25 players from the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ Allmond, Elliott (March 11, 2017). "Cal's Jabari Bird suffers concussion after hitting head on floor". The Mercury News. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Celtics pick at No. 56: Jabari Bird, Cal guard". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  5. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Jabari Bird". NBA.com. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017. 

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