Danny Berger, a 6’7″, 180 pound wing will be joining the Aggie basketball team this year after returning from a 2-year LDS religious mission.
Danny committed to play for Utah State over two years ago, and many Aggie fans may have all but forgotten about him. As such, I decided to put together a quick write-up on the Aggie wing.
Danny played high school ball for North Medford High School in Medford, Oregon and played one year at Chemeketa Community College before leaving on his mission. He averaged 16 points and 5 rebounds per game as a freshman at Chemeketa CC. Danny is known for his shooting prowess and athleticism. He drew the attention of the Utah State coaching staff as he grew 9 inches over a 2 1/2 year span before his mission.
Upon committing, Danny had a lot of good things to say about the Aggie Basketball program in this article from his hometown paper:
“I’m really excited. Obviously they have a rich history of basketball, and when I went out for a campus visit I just liked everything about it.”
“Utah State was one of my No. 1 choices. They have a lot of returning missionaries and people coming and going with that so they’re used to it and they know my situation. It’s going to be really good for me because they’re really considerate of my situation.”
The Aggie coaching staff initially hoped to redshirt Berger, but with Norvell Arnold no longer coming to Logan they may have to reconsider their approach. Most likely either Berger or Adam Thoseby will see playing time this coming year.
Here’s a highlight clip from Berger’s senior year in high school: