Richmond’s Jabari Bird, now at Cal, invited to prestigious Kevin Durant skills academy

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Jabari Bird recalls his experience at prestigious Kevin Durant Skills Academy.
Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley.

Richmond’s Jabari Bird, a sophomore guard at UC Berkeley, was invited to take part in last weekend’s Kevin Durant Skills Academy, which reportedly brings together the nation’s top 15 collegiate wings.

The three-day academy consisted of five workouts run by Durant, the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player, according to UC Berkeley.

The 6-6 Bird, a Salesian High alum, played in 31 of Cal’s 35 games as a freshman last season, starting 12 contests. According to his school, he averaged 8.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 20.0 minutes per game.

Bird, a 2013 McDonald’s All-American, also started all three games during the Bears’ run to the quarterfinals of the postseason NIT, averaging 16.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest during the three-game span, the university said. Earlier last season, he scored 17 points along with seven rebounds against Syracuse in the Maui Invitational.

Bird and the Bears open the Cuonzo Martin era at Cal on Nov. 14 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.

Check out the full roster of collegiate-level participants at the Kevin Durant camp:

Richmond's Jabari Bird, a sophomore guard at UC Berkeley, was reportedly invited to take part in last weekend's Kevin Durant Skills Academy.Richmond's Jabari Bird, a sophomore guard at UC Berkeley, was reportedly invited to take part in last weekend's Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

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