6-foot-8, 212 pound forward Seth Berger took to social media on Sunday to announce that he would be leaving UMass and transferring to Oregon State. As a grad transfer, Berger will be immediately eligible and will have one year of eligibility to play at Oregon State.
"Looking forward to starting next season with Oregon State Men's basketball," he said in a statemen. "Thankful to UMass for my 4 years, but excited to start another journey. Go Minutemen and Go Beavers!"
At UMass, Berger played in 89 games in his four years and started 32. Last season he averaged 10.2 minutes per game, 2.6 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game.
Daniel Malone from MassLive.com had this to say about Berger after the 2016 season:
We pretty much know what Berger is and what he brings to the table - 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.
Berger, a Seattle native, was a four-year letterman at Ballard High and was a member of the 2013 recruiting class. As a senior at Ballard, Berger earned first team KingCo 4A honors and was named to the second team as a junior.