Chase Foster’s previous coach, Ronnie Degray, described USF’s newest freshman forward with three words: “hard-worker, focused and dedication“. At 6-5, 190 lbs, Chase Foster brings a strong of dose of maturity and control to the San Francisco Dons. Not to mention – he’s a southpaw!
Let’s take a few steps back and introduce you to Colorado’s 4A 2013-2014 Player of the year…
At Valor Christian High School (Colorado)
During his tenure at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Chase was quickly deemed the leader and “star” of a top ranked team in Colorado. Chase may have made the biggest splash in his high school career when Valor defeated Poly (Long Beach, CA) in the 2013 Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas. This tournament is a multi-team event in Las Vegas which hosts west coast teams. During the matchup, Foster scored 24 points, including a shot at the buzzer giving the Eagles the win. Fosters’ name lit up the Twitter-verse that night.
Foster finished his senior season as a Eagle with an average of 20.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. His high school career ended just short of a Colorado State Championship as Valor (21-5) was bounced out of contention during the State Quarter-finals. Foster’s accolades and 3.7 GPA led to his selection as Colorado’s 4A Player of the Year.
In 2013 Pangos Colorado Camp
In 2013 the Pangos Camp, Chase showed off both his dunking abilities and long-range shooting. Many basketball scouts went to Twitter to congratulate Foster on an impressive camp and point out that the Dons found a real winner.
Impact at USF
The Green & Gold are heavily equipped with guards but their forwards should not be underestimated. Foster will join five veteran forwards at USF and will immediately have an opportunity to learn new tricks and possibly pick up on some of that USF grit. As Rex Walters pointed out in early July, Chase was among the early group of players already on campus eager to get to work.
Great seeing Chase Foster, Nick Loew, Devin Watson and Frankie Ferrari just now. Nothing like having the guys back on campus!
— Rex Walters (@USFBBallCoach) July 1, 2014
As mentioned before, Chase is easily motivated to excel and improve his game and is considered a dedicated hard worker. In a Rex Walters led locker room, Foster’s natural tendencies will push him to heavy playing time during his college career.
I believe he will blossom with veteran leadership in 2014-2015 and return the favor as he becomes an upperclassman. Rex Walter’s 2014 recruits will build a solid, mature and hard-working group, but Chase Foster will eventually be the rock in the locker room.