LAIE, Hawaii (April 17, 2014) – Utah State transfer Danny Berger has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at BYU-Hawaii.
"It's great to have Danny be a part of this team," Head coach Ken Wagner said. "He's a terrific athlete, a dynamic scorer, he can rebound and he's and a great defender. He will really help us."
The 6-foot-6, 205 pounder from Medford, Oregon, played in 64 games over three seasons, starting 30 of them for the Aggies. He averaged 19.3 minutes and scored in double figures 13 times in his three years. Berger hit 47 treys at Utah State.
Berger started the first five games of the 2012-13 season at Utah State before collapsing in practice on Dec. 4 from full cardiac arrest, but was released from Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah on the morning of Dec. 8 and was on the bench with his teammates that night. Berger received a medical redshirt for the season and made a full recovery to play in 28 games in 2013-14 as a junior, having one season remaining as a Seasider.
Before playing at Utah State, Berger earned Southern Region first-team honors from the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges as he averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals during his freshman season (2008-09) at Chemeketa (Ore.) Community College. Berger shot 53.2 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from behind the arc. He scored in double-figures 22 times as a collegiate freshman with six 20-point games during the season including a career-high 32 points against Clark College.
Berger served a two-year LDS mission to Detroit. He joins former Aggie, Jordan Stone as the second signee for the 2014-15 class.