BYU hoops received a commitment for its 2017 class Tuesday afternoon. 6’5” shooting guard Rylan Bergersen committed to BYU via his personal twitter account:
I'm grateful for this opportunity BYU has given me and can't wait to play there next year. I look forward to being a Cougar next year #rawr pic.twitter.com/FMKSXZwmsx— Rylan Bergersen (@ryreezy1) April 18, 2017
Rylan played at Boise’s Borah High School 2 years ago (15 ppg, 41% from 3) before playing last season at Link Year Prep in Missouri. He is the son of former Boise State star Roberto Bergersen.
Rylan informed Vanquish the Foe that he was deciding between BYU and Hawaii. Rylan on why he ultimately chose BYU: “I like the way I'll fit in their system and I felt really good about the coaching staff and players there.”
Rylan is not LDS, so BYU will have the opportunity to have him play for 4 straight seasons.
With the likely departures of Jamal Aytes, Steven Beo, and Davin Guinn, Rylan fills a void in BYU’s backcourt for next season. If Eric Mika does leave for the NBA, BYU will still have two available scholarships after the additions of Zac Seljaas, Bergersen, and returned missionaries Ryan Andrus, Dalton Nixon, and Luke Worthington.
Bergersen brings much needed shooting prowess to BYU’s backcourt. BYU struggled from 3-point range this past season, ranking 194th in the country in 3-point shooting percentage. With Zac Seljaas and now Rylan Bergersen added to the mix, BYU adds 2 sharpshooters with length for the next few seasons.
Congrats to Rylan on his commitment!