Tyler Foster, a Class of 2017 4-star guard out of Gilman HS in Maryland, has committed to Georgetown. Foster chose Georgetown over VCU.
Four-star 2017 guard Tyler Foster has committed to Georgetown, per his father. Also considered VCU.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) June 10, 2015
Tyler Foster continues to improve his offensive game. Was top 10 on Under Armour U16 circuit in scoring. Georgetown off to a good '17 start.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) June 10, 2015
Foster, a 6'5" shooting guard, can score in bunches and clearly the staff is enamored enough with his game to lock down a Class of 2017 player so early. From the highlights below it appears he is already a strong finisher around the rim, and physically he fits the long and lanky mold of the prototypical John Thompson III player.
In an article in the Baltimore Sun:
"They were always on the radar," Robert Foster, Tyler's father, said of the Hoyas. "It just happened that ... John Thompson was there. The rest is history."
A few months later Thompson offered Foster a scholarship, and on Wednesday the 6-foot-5, 175-pound shooting guard accepted. Foster also considered offers from VCU, Dayton and Southern Miss, while UNLV and St. John's expressed interest as well.
"He always loved Georgetown," Robert Foster said. "He's been a big Georgetown fan, a big Allen Iverson fan, so naturally he gravitated toward Georgetown early on. It was too good to be true for him. That's really why he's getting it done so early."
While his BMore's Finest 16U team hasn't enjoyed much success on the Under Armour circuit this summer, Foster has been a standout performer as he's averaging 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Foster's 31 points against Team Breakdown is tied for the single-game high in the 16U age group.
Highlights of Foster are below:
It doesn't make much sense to discuss what Georgetown's scholarship situation will be in 2017-18 as there's a lot of time between now and then, but here is the current scholarship table. The Hoyas don't have any commits in the Class of 2016 (though there is some speculation that Foster may reclassify) and still have one remaining scholarship to use for this upcoming season. Georgetown recently hosted Florida transfer Eli Carter on a visit.
You can follow Tyler on twitter here.
Welcome to the Hilltop, Tyler Foster!