Many of you have probably never heard of a young man named Tyler Foster. He is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who plays for the Gilman School in Baltimore, and his favorite team is the Georgetown Hoyas. Foster loves them so much that he committed to the program yesterday, as was reported by Matt Bracken of the Baltimore Sun.
It should also be mentioned that Foster has yet to even begin his junior year of high school and also drew interest from VCU, St. John’s, Dayton and UNLV.
Foster’s father further elaborated on his son’s decision.
“He always loved Georgetown,” said Robert Foster. “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.”
Though he won’t step on the court for the Hoyas for another two years, this is a HUGE get for Georgetown.
The team will need a consistent 2-guard down the stretch, and Foster can provide that assuming he does not change his mind. Someone committing so early is rare, but Georgetown certainly isn’t going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
The Hoyas went 22-11 (12-6 Big East) in 2015 and made the NCAA Tournament, knocking off Eastern Washington before falling to Utah in the Round of 32.
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