Posted On: 03/12/18 12:51 PM
**Photo: Aberdeen News**
Aberdeen Central fell short of their goal which was to return to the state tournament. Last year’s runner-up in class AA was led all year by 2018 graduate Cole Bergan. Bergan has been on the radar of college coaches since he was a freshman in high school. His high school career has now come to and end but he still has plans of playing basketball at the next level.
“Obviously the season didn’t go as we wanted it to go, but it’s always fun playing with those guys,” Bergan said when asked to recap the his senior season. “It’s bittersweet as a high school athlete but again it was fun getting to play with my friends and make memories that will last a lifetime.”
Now that his senior season is over, Bergan has set his sights on making a decision on where to attend college… again. Having previously committed to Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, Bergan de-commited so he could finish up the season and re-evaluate his college choice. He explained that the main reason was that he has always wanted to get out of Aberdeen and go little farther away from home.
“Northern State is the best school in this area and it has parts to it that D1 schools in the area can’t even offer!”
The most important thing for Bergan is academics. He plans on going into business leaning towards accounting or finance but hasn’t made a firm decision on major yet.
“I believe that I can play at any level but basketball will only get you so far. That degree you get will help to determine your future even more than basketball.”
The schools that are still talking with Bergan are Northern State, Lamar University, Northern Colorado University and the University of North Dakota. All of these schools still have offers out to him and he does not have any other schools on his radar at this point. Bergan has visited all of the schools with UND being the most recent visit as he attended a men’s basketball game on campus in Grand Forks, ND.
“I hope to be signed by the late signing period, but I guess time will only tell.”
When asked about where he sees himself in two years from now, his hopes focused around fit and making an impact.
“I just want to be playing at a school where I can make the most impact. I feel like I have many attributes that can help out a college program at any level. I think it would be great if the team I am playing on was winning so we could go into March and play in a tourney!”
Time will tell if he will be playing a a March tourney in the near future. Until then, we will be in anticipation on which school lands this talented player.