Cal Basketball: Yes, Kareem South Once Jumped Out of an Airplane!

Jeff Faraudo

New Cal guard Kareem South made the leap.

Oh sure, he jumped from Toronto to Texas A&M Corpus Christi then to Cal.

This leap was bigger than either of those . . . scarier, anyway.

While he was in prep school, South attended a special birthday party of a friend in Irvine, where he got a quick lesson then had his first parachuting experience. He says it was terrifying but a rush. And he says he'd do it again.

In the video above, South describes the experience from the moment he stepped out of the plane -- pushed out is more like it -- then hurtled toward the earth before landing safely on terra firma.

* Photo by Kyle Terada, USA Today