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

Bears' new transfer guard explains why he agreed to parachute and what it was like

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