Jun 9, 2014 7:52 PM by Bill Halter
Atascadero High School standout Robbie Berwick will close one chapter of his life by walking across the stage with his fellow Greyhound seniors for graduation on Wednesday and open the next by hopping on an airplane to Tallahassee, Florida on Thursday.
Berwick will continue his basketball career collegiality for the Seminoles at Florida State next season.
"If I work really hard, pay attention to the detail, listen to everything the coaches tell me," Berwick said when talking about his expectations for next season. "They were telling me I have a really good chance of being a key contributor next year as a freshman."
Berwick is walking into a program that went 22-14 this past season, losing in the NIT semifinals. Florida State was 9-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) under 12th year head coach Leonard Hamilton.
The Seminoles were 200th out of 351 division one teams in points per game. Berwick thinks he can help as a shooter coming off screens or as a playmaker from the point guard position. The 6'4" guard scored 1,750 points and dished 500 assists as a four year starter at Atascadero.
Berwick was one of five Central Coast players selected to the All-KSBY Basketball Team and he was the quarterback selection for the KSBY Central Coast Football Team.
Berwick will leave for Florida with great memories of his time as a Greyhound even though he never accomplished his goal of winning a CIF title.
"We've accomplished three league championships," Berwick said. "One in football. and overall our senior class had a great career at Atascadero. I wish we would have won a CIF championship but I worked my hardest to get it and we just came up short."
Berwick will live in an apartment and take a class while working out with the team this summer.
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