Jared Berggren Receives Gopher Offer

Rising junior Jared Berggren, a 6-foot-10 center, received a scholarship offer from Minnesota after visiting with the coaching staff Friday. Berggren averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game as a sophomore and played with the Howard Pulley 17-and-under team this spring and summer.

Jared Berggren shot 55.0% from the field and 55.1% from the line as Princeton finished 15-13 last season. He will be asked to carry more of the offensive load with the graduation of Scott Roehl, a 6-foot-7 senior, who averaged 19.4 points and 12 rebounds per game this past season. Roehl will play at Southwest Minnesota State next season.

Berggren has previously received scholarship offers from Wisconsin and Iowa State.

Berggren has played this spring and summer for the Howard Pulley Panthers AAU team. He shined in the Kingwood Classic, where he blocked four shots of McDonald's All-American Darrel Arthur.

Berggren played in the Mid American Camp in Atchinson, Kan., July 5-9 and with the Howard Pulley team at the Peach Jam in Augusta, the AAU Nationals in Orlando and at the Price Chopper in Kansas City. He also traveled to Europe with the Howard Pulley team recently.

Berggren previously told GoldenSports.Net that he is lifting weights four times a week.

"I'm working on my agility and shooting every day," he said.

Berggren said that he is between 6-foot-9 and 6-foot-10. He said that he has not grown recently, but his feet have.

"I just went up to a size 16."

His father is 6-foot-5 and his mother is 5-foot-11.

Berggren said that he is also hearing from schools such as Miami, Cincinnati, Georgetown, North Dakota State and Purdue.

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