Jabari Bird

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Jabari Bird
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No. 26 – Boston Celtics
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-07-03) July 3, 1994 (age 24)
Walnut Creek, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 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
2017–2018Maine Red Claws
Career highlights and awards

Jabari Bird (born July 3, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears.

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
SG
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.

Sources:

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, 2017.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Boston Celtics (2017–present)[edit]

2017–2018 season[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 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.[6]

On February 2, 2018, Bird and teammate Kadeem Allen were named to the Midseason All-NBA G League East Team after averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.[7]

On April 6, 2018, Bird scored 15 points in 24 minutes in a Celtics game against the Bulls.[8]

2018–19 season[edit]

On July 26, 2018, the Boston Celtics re-signed Bird.[9] On September 8, 2018, Bird was arrested and is facing domestic abuse and kidnapping charges. Bird was placed under police guard at a hospital, as was his alleged victim.[10][11] Before the incident occurred, it was revealed that Bird was previously dealing with emotional issues, including panic attacks.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Boston 13 1 8.8 .577 .429 .462 1.5 .6 .2 .1 3.0
Career 13 1 8.8 .577 .429 .462 1.5 .6 .2 .1 3.0

NBA G League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Maine 20 20 35.2 .517 .325 .597 5.8 2.7 1.4 .5 19.3
Career 20 20 35.2 .517 .325 .597 5.8 2.7 1.4 .5 19.3

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 California 31 12 20.0 .425 .323 .804 2.0 1.1 .4 .3 8.3
2014–15 California 23 21 28.2 .438 .369 .765 3.3 1.7 .5 .4 10.5
2015–16 California 33 22 26.8 .461 .409 .674 3.3 .9 .5 .3 10.4
2016–17 California 27 25 32.0 .440 .365 .764 4.7 1.0 .7 .2 14.3
Career 114 80 26.4 .442 .371 .753 3.3 1.2 .5 .3 10.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jabari Bird - 2013-14 M Basketball Roster - California Golden Bears". www.calbears.com. 
  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. 
  6. ^ "Celtics vs. 76ers - Box Score". ESPN.com. October 20, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Allen, Bird Named to Midseason All-NBA G League Team". National Basketball Association. February 2, 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Bulls vs. Celtics - Box Score". ESPN.com. October 20, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Celtics Sign Jabari Bird". NBA.com. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Celtics' Jabari Bird Faces Domestic Abuse, Kidnapping Charge". NBC 10. September 8, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Celtics guard arrested in alleged domestic incident". September 8, 2018. 

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