Jared Berggren Narrows List to Four Schools

Jared Berggren, a 6-foot-10 junior center from Princeton (MN) High, has narrowed his list of schools to four, according to his head coach Eric Bjurman. Berggren averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game as a sophomore last season.

Bjurman said that Jared Berggren has cut his list to (in no particular order) Wisconsin, Minnesota, Purdue and Iowa State and that he is going to make a decision sometime during this year.

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 played this spring 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. He also participated in the 2006 Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis.

Berggren visited Minnesota in early October and attended the Minnesota-Wisconsin football game during a visit to Wisconsin later in the month.

Bjurman thinks that Princeton will be strong this season, despite the losses to graduation.

"We are cautiously optimistic. The posts are good and we should have good guard play. We have a chance to be good."

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