Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jabari Bird will announce his college choice Wednesday and, according to various online reports, is expected to pick Cal.
The 6-foot-6 Salesian High star visited Cal over Labor Day weekend and then cancelled his remaining visits to Pac-12 schools Washington, Oregon and Colorado.
“Pretty much everybody has a general idea where I’m going,” Bird told the Mercury News Tuesday night. “They’d probably be right.”
Bird had previously told SNY.tv he might consider playing college ball alongside Oakland Soldiers teammate Aaron Gordon, who is considering Washington, Arizona and Kentucky, among others.
Bird averaged 18.7 points and 4.8 last season in leading Salesian to the Division IV state title.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.