Seth Berger goes up for a dunk against cross-town rival Roosevelt.
Senior Phenom Seth Berger selected to participate in Washington’s All State Game
By Christopher Duclos
The season may be over for the Beavers, but not for senior forward Seth Berger.
Berger, along with other top names in high school basketball has been selected to participate in the All State Game Presented by Adidas and Could 9 Sports. The contest selects the best in high school class 4A and pits them against the top names from class 3A. Following the scheduled games, there will be a presenting of awards to the top players of the year, coaches of the year and the prestigious “Mr. Basketball” award. The All state basketball game has a reputation for being a well-attended event, garnering statewide attention and fanfare.
“I am really happy for Seth to have the honor of playing in the All State Game. It is great for him to represent his teammates, school, and community. These are the top players throughout the state, so this is a big honor. Seth had a great senior year and I know he is excited to play at the college level,” said BHS head coach Billy Rodgers.
Berger along with the rest of the Beavers squad saw success throughout the season, eventually leading them to the playoffs. Berger led the team in scoring, burying double digits on the stat sheet on almost all of Ballard’s games. In addition, he was named First Team All League and he led his team to the league playoffs. The last player from Ballard to participate in the All State Game was Salim Gloyd in 2011.
In November of 2012, Berger signed his national letter of intent to attend the University of Massachusetts for basketball. Prior to his signing, many colleges were interested in Berger’s skill set. Rated as a three star player rating according to ESPN, Berger is rated 47th overall in the nation at forward.
The game will be played on Saturday at Curtis High School, in University Place, Washington. There will be a total of three games, which will be played at the following times:
1B vs. 2B - 2:00 PM
1A vs. 2A -4:00 PM
3A vs. 4A -6:00 PM
Doors open at 1 pm. Cost is $10 per adult and $8 for Seniors, HS students, and children under 12.
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