Bergh to compete in all-star game
Lake Park-Audubon center Jesse Bergh will join a group of 40 of state’s outstanding basketball players in the 35th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series.
Bergh, a Minnesota State University-Moorhead commit, will play on the Green team and will be joined by Noah Gindorff of Crosby-Ironton playing under Watertown-Mayer Head Coach Bob Hennen.
Bergh has averaged a double-double his senior season scoring 23.2 points per game and pulling in 13.1 rebounds per contest. He also has 87 blocks and set an all-time single game scoring record in the section playoffs with a 50-point performance against the Waubun Bombers. He also shot 73 percent from the field during the regular season making 252 of 345 shot attempts, which is the best field goal percentage ever in Minnesota basketball history with over 300 attempts, according to a report by Steven Bruce of @MNBuckets.
Gindorff is a North Dakota State University football commit who is also averaging a double-double this year (16.7 ppg/12.7 rpg). Both players have led their teams to the state tournament this season.
All-Star Doubleheaders will be played Friday, March 31 at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University and Saturday, April 1 at Leonard Center on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul.
Friday's event will be tipped off by a contest between the Blue and Green teams at 7 p.m.
The Gold and Maroon teams will culminate the evening's activities with an 8:45 p.m. contest.
Saturday's schedule will include games at 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
A dunking exhibition will precede each of the games and a half-time three-point shooting contest will take place on both dates.
Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students (5 & under are free).