Husky Basketball Recruiting: UW Among The Leaders For 5-Star Jabari Bird

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Head coach Lorenzo Romar of the Washington Huskies reacts in the first half while taking on the Washington State Cougars in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Washington Huskies are among the leaders for 5-star small forward Jabari Bird.

The 2013 basketball recruiting cycle is in full swing and Lorenzo Romar and the Washington Huskies are among the leaders for one of the top recruits in the class.

Jabari Bird, a 5-star small forward recruit from Richmond, Calif., has Washington in his top four after eliminating Arizona, according to a report from Bruce Pasco of the Arizona Daily Star.

The report says the Huskies, along with California, are Birds leaders. His AAU coach, Derrick Artis, said Bird is planning to visit Washington along with California, Colorado and Oregon in September.

Bird, a 6-foot-5 small forward, is rated as a 5-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. He is the No. 5 small forward according to Scout while Rivals ranks him as the No. 18 recruit in the 2013 class. Nigel Williams-Goss, a 4-star point guard, is currently Washington's only verbal commit in the 2013 class.

For more on the Huskies, visit UW Dawg Pound.

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