The men’s basketball team is off to a great start this season with a 4-1 overall record. The team is looking different this season with a number of freshmen, returners and transfers.
One transfer new to the Boxer basketball program is junior David Berney. In his Pacific debut on Nov. 15 against Evergreen State Berney dropped 27 points. He was 10 of 15 from the field and 5 of 8 from the three-point line.
Berney comes to Pacific after one year at the University of Portland, where his career with the Pilots was stunted by an off-season knee injury prior to his freshman season.  The Class 4A Player of the Year in 2008 for Marist High School, Berney was named the state tournament’s most valuable player after breaking the tournament’s scoring record. The sociology major has been playing basketball since the first grade. But in high school he competed in track and field and football as well as basketball.
“He’s a guy who is just really steady,” Head Coach Tim Cleary said.  “He doesn’t try to force much.  He tries to read the defense and when he’s open he can make shots.  If he has an angle, he can drive to the basket.
Berney said he chose to play basketball at Pacific because he liked how the coach runs the program like a division I program.
He said what really drew him to the school was the coaching staff and some convincing from his future teammate Carson Bartlette. Berney said he is happy with his decision to come to Pacific. He really enjoys the team and thinks they have the potential to be a top contender in conference.
“I just want to play well and contribute,” Berney said.


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