The Boston Celtics have signed rookie guard Jabari Bird to a two-way contract.
A four-year graduate out of the University of California, Berkeley, Bird (6-6, 198) earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors in 2016-17 after leading the Golden Bears in scoring with 14.3 points on 43.9% shooting (36.3% 3-PT, 76.4% FT). The Walnut Creek, CA native also produced 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 32.0 minutes over 27 games (25 starts).
Bird, 23, made 65 shots from beyond the arc in 2016-17, good for eighth on California’s single-season leaderboard. He scored 20 or more points on eight occasions, two of which came on consecutive nights (March 8 vs. Oregon State, March 9 vs. Utah) in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament.