The Arizona Wildcats are doing well with 2013 wing Jabari Bird, according to Five-Star Basketball. The No. 11 ranked prospect by ESPN, Bird isn't close to decision, but it's looking more and more like the Richmond, Calif., native will be keeping it in the Pac-12.
Bird also has California and Washington in his top three, and the 6-foot-6 forward already has a strong liking for what could be by playing under head coach Sean Miller. He and fellow forward Aaron Gordon, also of the Bay Area, have been assured by Miller how the Wildcats could utilize both their talents.
Per Five-Star Basketball:
"They said I would be a ‘Phoenix forward'," Gordon said. "Which means I can rebound and push the ball. I really like that."
"We can fit in well, he can be the 3 and I can be the 2," Bird said.
Just another example of Miller being up front and honest with his recruits. Anyway, both Gordon and Bird are members of the Oakland Soldiers AAU squad -- Arizona already has connections to the Soldiers, as current players Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson played for the travel-ball team.