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Basketball Recruiting

The latest on five-star senior Michael Foster

October 8, 2020

There’s been so much talk and speculation surrounding five-star senior and consensus Top-10 prospect Michael Foster. The 6-foot-9 forward out of Hillcrest Prep was always a popular recruit since he began high school. He cut his list to eight schools in September, a list that included four professional options along with four college options.

His professional options include China, Germany, Australia, and the NBA G-League. Both this summer he was extended offers from the NBL and the G-League.

His college options include Georgia, Grambling State, Western Illinois, and Florida State.

Foster told that he would like to possibly cut down to two options at some point soon. He also said there’s a possibility that he keeps a third finalist in the mix as well so he could cut down to either or in the coming weeks.

Another rumor that he’d like to shut down fully, although it has already been reported is that he will not be exploring the reclass option anymore. The biggest reasoning behind that is Foster doesn’t turn 18 until February of 2021, so therefore if he were to reclass he would have to stay in college for two years because he wouldn’t be draft-eligible until 2022. 

That is where the NBA G-League comes in. The reason many thought he’d reclass in the first place is because of his frame and his skill set, he just seems ready to advance in his basketball career.

His thoughts on the G-League, what separates them from other pro options?

”The NBA staff and the people who are helping with the program. Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Rod Strickland are legends, plus you have NBA-styled training and the traveling would be much closer for me compared to other options.”

Decision coming sooner or later?

”Later. Waiting to see what happens with COVID-19 and seeing what happens with other players and stuff like that.”

How has his off-season training been?

“I’ve been in the gym a lot. Ball-handling, explosion, and I’m at 240 [pounds] so I’ve been doing well with weights.”


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