Seth Berger is a 6-foot-8 forward from the University of Massachseuts. The Seattle-native has played for UMass for 4 years, but received a medical redshirt during his sophomore season due to a stress fracture in his left foot (he played just 8 games that season). Berger is set to graduate from UMass this year and will be eligible to play for the Beavers immediately next season.
Looking forward to starting next season with Oregon State Men's… https://t.co/re5s2k4aq0— Seth Berger (@sethberger33) April 9, 2017
Seth Berger had this to say about his decision (via Instagram):
Looking forward to starting next season with Oregon State Men's basketball! Thankful to UMass for my 4 years but excited to start another journey. Go Minutemen and Go Beavers!
UMass has recently had a number of players transfer since they’ve decided to fire their head coach, Derek Kellogg, last month. Including Zach Lewis, Zach Coleman and now Seth Berger.
Seth Berger had his most productive season for UMass two seasons ago when he averaged 5.2 PPG and 3.3 RPG in 19.5 minutes per game. He saw his minutes decrease to 10.2 MPG last season and his production fell accordingly.
UMasslive.com had this to say about Seth Berger after his sophomore season “He's an energy guy who gives everything on the defensive end, can make some scrappy plays to influence a game and has enough rebounding/offensive chops to have a one-off big night scoring. And we also know that his effectiveness can come and go, due in no small part to lasting injury woes.”
Seth Berger will provide invaluable experience to an Oregon State squad that desperately lacks senior leadership. Berger will most likely come off the bench for the Beavers, but will earn plenty of minutes if he can continue his high-intensity style of play. Berger also has the ability to knock down three-pointers which could make him a valuable floor-stretcher and perfect fit to play next to Drew Eubanks (if he decides to come back to school).