Atascadero's Berwick officially signs with Florida State for basketball

nwilson@thetribunenews.comNovember 22, 2013 

Atascadero High basketball standout Robbie Berwick signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday to play basketball at Florida State. 

Berwick, a 6-foot-4 point guard, committed to play with the Seminoles, who offered him a scholarship, earlier this month. He made it official by inking his name on the letter Thursday morning at Atascadero High in front of about 30 close friends and his coach Matt Knudson. 

“I’m really excited for Robbie,” Knudson said by phone Thursday. “He’s going to do great over there.” 

With an earlier conclusion of the football season this year, Berwick and other Greyhounds football players who also play basketball have been able to start basketball practice much earlier this year than last in which they started 0-5 before going on to share the PAC 7 league championship.

Berwick spent the summer playing AAU basketball in the Los Angeles area amongst some of the best players in the state. 

“He has made a big improvement with his game from last year,” Knudson said. “He has improved his drives to the basket, his passing, he’s stronger and he’s hitting some nice floaters.” 

Berwick said he’s excited for his opportunity to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference — arguably the best basketball conference in the NCAA with teams such as Duke, Syracuse, and North Carolina.

“This is going to be a very fun experience and I couldn’t have done it without my team, my coaches, and my family,” Berwick said by text message Thursday.

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