Late last night, the Chauncey Billups Elite Basketball Academy twitter account announced that Chase Foster, a 6’5” small forward from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, committed to the Green and Gold.
Foster’s commitment is the third in USF’s 2014 class, joining Burlingame High School (California) point guard Frankie Ferrari and Bonneville High School wing Jared Stutzman. Technically, Foster can be categorized as the second USF commit of the 2014 class, since Stutzman is taking a 2 year LDS mission after high school, making him available in 2016 rather than 2014. Nonetheless, Rex Walters and his staff is assembling a nice foundation to build the future.
According to Verbal Commits, Foster had offers from North Dakota, Montana State, Wyoming, and Colorado before pledging with the Dons. Many described Foster as both a “great fit” and a “steal” for the Dons.
Chase Foster committing to a niche conference such as the WCC is good for both him and the conference. Rex Walters has implemented a system at the University and is looking for players that fit it. The Dons do not have one freshman on their roster this season, and will need to reload with talented freshman for the coming years. Ferrari, Stutzman, and Foster could certainly help. Keep a lookout for more coverage on Fosters commitment at West Coast Convo.