The UAA males’s basketball workforce might be with out junior Sjur Berg for the 2017-18 basketball season.
Berg, a local of Nesoddtangen, Norway, is attending a private household matter in his residence nation, UAA coach Rusty Osborne introduced Tuesday. He is anticipated to return to the staff for his senior season in 2018.
This marks the second time within the final three seasons that the 6-foot-7 ahead will miss vital enjoying time.
In 2015, Berg was a starter earlier than he suffered a season-ending elbow damage within the fourth recreation of the season. Berg has performed in fifty eight profession video games for UAA, together with 9 begins, averaging three.zero factors and three.5 rebounds per recreation, and capturing fifty two % from the sector.
Osborne stated he and Berg had a number of conversations about Berg probably lacking time to cope with a household matter.
“When he requested this summer time if he might miss this faculty yr, it didn’t come as a shock,” Osborne stated in a press launch. “We help him and look ahead to his return in 2018.”
With Berg’s absence UAA is down to at least one participant who logged minutes for final season’s 21-eight squad.
Sophomore ahead Ryan Curtis of Australia performed seventy one minutes in 14 video games final season, averaging 1.four factors and 1 rebound per recreation.
Most of UAA’s 15-participant roster is full of 12 newcomers, together with Division I transfers Maleke Haynes (guard), Jacob Lampkin (ahead) and D.J. Ursery (guard), all from the College of the Pacific, and Malik Clements (guard, North Dakota State).
There are additionally 5 Alaska freshmen: Eric Jenkins (ahead, Dimond), Kylan Osborne (guard, Dimond), Austin White (ahead, Ninilchik), Alex Adams (ahead, South) and Ryan Trailer (guard, Bartlett).