By JACOB POLACHECK
Class of 2021 five-star forward Michael Foster is down to a final eight, but only four of those options are colleges.
Foster, the 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from Hillcrest Prep (AZ), told Sports Illustrated Monday that he’s now down to Georgia, Florida State, Western Illinois and Grambling State.
In addition to the college options, Foster is also strongly considering pro options in China, Germany, Australia and the G League.
“The reason I picked the colleges that I picked is because of their ability to develop NBA guys, and I feel like they’re the best situations for me,” Foster said. “Florida State has two guys that will go high in the draft this year, Georgia is the same, Western Illinois gives me the chance to play back home and at Grambling the coaching staff is from Milwaukee; all of them would be strong fits for me.”
Foster will remain in the 2021 class, he confirmed earlier this year.
“Right now, I’m 50-50 on going college or going pro,” Foster told Sports Illustrated Monday. “With the pro option it’s not the money, it’s more about the opportunity. Even right now, I don’t get a lot of one-on-one situations and I get fouled a lot because I’m bigger and stronger than most guys. I feel like in the pros you’d get more development; in college I get the chance to win a national title and that’s very intriguing too.”
As a junior at Hillcrest Prep, Foster averaged 26 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks per game during the 2019-20 season.
According to 247Sports.com, he is ranked as the No. 4 power forward and No. 10 overall prospect in the Class of 2021.
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