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Bergersen signs to play for BYU basketball

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PROVO, Utah – BYU coach Dave Rose announced today that Rylan Bergersen has signed a National Letter of Intent and will play for the Cougars in 2017-18.

Bergersen, a 6-foot-6 guard from Boise, Idaho, prepped at Borah High School before reclassifying and playing the 2016-17 season at Link Year in Branson, Missouri.

"We are really excited to welcome Rylan to our program,” Rose said. "Rylan has a great feel for the game. He can shoot the ball, put it on the floor and make plays, and has a tremendous toughness and work ethic."

During his final season at Borah High in 2015-16, Bergersen averaged 15.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 blocks and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 53 percent from the floor and 41 percent from 3-point range. Coached by Cary Cada, Bergersen led Borah (23-3) to the semifinals of the 5A state tournament and a win in the consolation game. Following the season he was named first-team all-state by the Idaho Statesman.

At Link Year in 2016-17, Bergersen was coached by Antonio McKenzie. He averaged 18 points, five rebounds and three assists while shooting 42 percent from 3.

During the summer of 2016, Bergersen played for Team Fast on the Adidas Uprising circuit, where he averaged 12.9 points and shot 44 percent from downtown.

Bergersen is the son of Roberto and Rhonda Bergersen. His father Roberto was selected in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks and was inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame.