Expected to pick up where he left off last season after showing continued progress throughout year... Versatile, athletic player who can play both forward positions... With continued ball handling and higher shooting percentage improvement could be an important cog for the team.
2012 SEASON (SO.):
Started 25 of the final 31 games of the season after sitting out the first six games of the year as a potential redshirt... Finished the year averaging 6.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.35 assists per game, while shooting 37.2 percent from the field (64-172), 36.7 percent from three-point range (36-98), and 76.9 percent at the free throw line (40-52)... Played an average of 25.8 minutes per game... Ranked 11th in the WAC in three-point shooting and 13th in assists... Scored in double-figures 10 times during the season including a career-high tying 17 points against Oakland (3/25) in the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament... Was 5-of-6 from behind the arc against Oakland tying Utah State's single-game postseason record for three-pointers made... That shooting percentage from three against OU (.833) is also tied for the ninth-best single-game performance in school history... Recorded a career-high eight rebounds against Idaho (2/24) and grabbed five-plus rebounds nine times during the year... Had a career-best six assists against Kent State (12/22) and dished out five or more assists four times during the season... Had a career-high three steals against Louisiana Tech (3/8) in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament to go along with a career-high 17 points... Played a career-high 36 minutes twice during the year... Led the team in rebounding twice and in scoring once.
Earned Southern Region first-team honors from the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges as he averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals during his freshman season (2008-09) at Chemeketa (Ore.) Community College, and shot 53.2 percent from the field (141-265), 46.7 percent from three-point range (42-90) and 82.5 percent at the free throw line (80-97)... Scored in double-figures 22 times as a collegiate freshman... Also had six 20-point games during the season including a career-high 32 points against Clark College.
Earned first-team all-league and honorable mention all-state honors as a prep senior at North Medford (Ore.) High School as he set single-season school records for points scored (459) and three-pointers made (53)... As a prep senior, he averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists, while shooting 50.8 percent from the field (135-266), 45.7 percent from three-point range (53-116) and 78.0 percent at the free throw line (96-123).
Full name is Daniel Clarence Berger... Born May 12, 1990 in Fort Collins, Colo... One of three children of Brian and Diane Berger... Returned from a two-year LDS Church Mission in Detroit, Mich., in August, 2011... His sister, Lauren, played volleyball at Fresno State and his brother, John, played basketball at Dixie State College... Majoring in business administration.