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Three-Star Combo Guard Picks Noles

Monday, November 4, 2013 1:08pm
By: Brian Geisinger

Over the weekend - as their football team was busy putting on another show in Doak Campbell Stadium - Florida State received the second commitment of their 2014 basketball class. Robbie Berwick - a 6-4, 185 pound combo guard, committed to Leonard Hamilton's program during the first half of the Florida State-Miami Football game.

After taking his official visit to Tallahassee in the middle of October, Florida State quickly became the favorite for Berwick, who is entering his senior season at Atascadero (Calif.) High. He chose the Seminoles over UTEP, Colorado State, and Fresno State - who he also visited the first weekend of September.

Berwick has a versatile game and can stuff a stat sheet in a variety of ways. According to Sanluisobispo.com, Berwick - who is also the starting quarterback for his high school's football team - averaged 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds per game during his junior season.

BYU was reportedly interested in having Berwick come to Provo on a football scholarship. There were some who thought that Berwick would seek to play football in college, but it appears that won't be the case now.

His game - the vision and size he possesses, especially - is similar to former FSU guard Luke Loucks. Berwick, however, is capable of doing more than just facilitating his team's offense; he has the ability to score off-the-bounce and by curling off screens for catch-and-shoot looks from distance.

The commitment comes at a good time for the Seminoles, too. Last week, Josh Gray - one of the top JUCO guards in the nation, who committed to play for FSU in September - decommitted, and is exploring other options. He has offers from Auburn, Memphis, Louisville, and Arizona State.

Berwick is rated by 247Sports.com as the No. 56 point guard in the 2014 class. However, prior to this last summer, Berwick was a relative unknown in recruiting circles. That all changed when he received an invite to the Pangos camp in Los Angeles. He performed quite well at the camp, and the opportunity allowed the Florida State staff to get a better look at Berwick.

Here are some highlights of Berwick in action during his junior season: