BYU basketball signs Rylan Bergersen for 2017–18 season


Rylan Bergersen played for Link Year during the 2016–17 season.

Rylan Bergersen will join the Cougars for the 2017-18 season, BYU coach Rose announced Wednesday evening after Bergersen signed a National Letter of Intent.

The 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 in a press release. “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.”

In 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. His team (23-3) made it 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.

During the 2016-17 at Link Year, Bergersen averaged 18 points, five rebounds and three assists while shooting 42 percent from 3.

On its website, Link Year describes its transitionary program: “The Lions match up against college basketball teams across the midwest. The program is focused on offering players a year to continue improving their basketball skill while also going through the Link Year program itself.”

Before attending Link Year, Bergersen played for Team Fast on the Adidas Uprising circuit in the summer of 2016. He averaged 12.9 points.

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.

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