Posted On: 04/2/18 6:00 AM
The latest in our Spring Spotlight series catches us up with Borah’s Biggie Bergersen, a 2019 prospect on one of the top teams in the entire state at the 5A level. This past season, Bergersen and his Borah teammates took home third place overall at the state tournament, and with a squad mostly full of young talent, they will be a threat once again this upcoming year for some hardware.
But before next season hits, Bergersen is looking to do his work off the court and in the gym. Prep Hoops Idaho recently caught up with the son of Boise State Hall of Famer and NBA second round pick Roberto Bergersen, to see how things were progressing following such a successful team campaign this past year.
“This Spring I’m going to be playing club the whole time, but I’m also going to be staying in the gym working out and shooting.” Bergersen is already quite the shooter. In a few of the games PHID caught this past season up close, when Bergersen entered each game he would be relied on for some streaky shooting, a great aspect of his game as he can get hot fast in the middle of a game as witnessed here:
The @BorahAthletics boys basketball team is on their way to their 15th straight victory.@BertoBee20‘s son and @ryreezy1‘s brother Biggie with a three from the corner! #Borah leads #Meridian, 60-28, in the 4th. pic.twitter.com/Lig3lgTiBo
— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) January 20, 2018
Bergersen also never seemed to shy away from the moment as well. And on a team that is so well put together top to bottom paired with an excellent coaching staff, there were plenty of big moments for Bergersen to take part in as a player this past season. Bergersen added, “I feel like whenever I got it the game I was able to preform and do anything that helped the team.”
A climber in our 2019 rankings this past season, Bergersen will look to take a big step for his senior season as he hopes to continue the storied history of the Bergersen name out on the hardwood. “I’m going to make sure I get stronger this Spring and I’m also working on getting quicker and making sure I can be a good defensive player,” Bergersen concluded.
We really like where Bergersen is headed in terms of his game, and with his good fortune of seemingly always being surrounded by quality teachers of the game and teammates, there is ample growth ahead for him. Stay tuned next season on this rising talent as Bergersen will be busy this offseason in prep of what could be a big senior season.