Berger chose Georgetown after committing to Penn last June. According to the Inquirer, Berger was only interested in Ivy League school and ultimately chose Penn over Yale. It appears Berger shed his Penn commitment in April.
Two names back on the D1 market in the 2020 class— Rob Noonan (@NoonanHoops) April 27, 2020
Richie Greaves (Roselle Catholic)
TJ Berger (Westtown) pic.twitter.com/0vURF1yHii
Westtown is a big-time program in the Philadelphia area, but Berger didn’t just get the starting point guard position because his father is the coach. Tyler (T.J.) Berger was reportedly named first-team All-Friends School League as a junior, as well as his senior year.
Congrats to senior captain TJ Berger for scoring his 1000th career point tonight! pic.twitter.com/E2m8yP4FzF— Westtown Basketball (@WTbbasketball) January 22, 2020
Last time Georgetown picked up a kid set to go Ivy League was Johnathan Wallace.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) May 13, 2020
Berger was set to go to Penn.
Berger (CG) joins a freshman class of Jamari Sibley (F), Tyler Beard (G), Kobe Clark (G/F), and Dante Harris (G), as well as Arkansas graduate transfer Jalen Harris (PG), and grad transfer Chudier Bile. Still, West Chester isn’t too far away from D.C. and there also may be some plans for the future with Berger’s high school teammates.
Berger finds Kepnang for a layup AND ONE. FT is good. Westtown leads 65-61 with 35 seconds. pic.twitter.com/t59ivUeR8e— Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) February 8, 2020
With apparently all the scholarships taken, it’s unclear how the concurrent recruiting of other players (guards/wings) will proceed—and what that means about Mac McClung’s potential to return to the HIlltop for his junior year.
Welcome to the Hilltop, T.J. Berger!