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2018-2019 Player Preview: Newcomer Greg Foster Jr.

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Foster Jr. is One of the Two New Freshmen on Campus

First of all, Welcome to Zagland. The Gonzaga family is glad to have you aboard. Greg Foster Jr. committed to Gonzaga in November of 2017 alongside fellow freshmen, Flip Petrusev.

The 6’5” (maybe pushing 6’6”), 195 pound guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin played his senior year of high school ball in Las Vegas at Ed W. Clark High School. According to Rivals.com, Foster Jr. (a 3-star player) had college offers from Gonzaga, Baylor, UTEP, and Milwaukee as well as interest from Wisconsin. From what little video I can find of him, Greg Foster looks like a skilled-lead guard who loves to attack the rim and likes to get fancy with his passing.

If the name Greg Foster sounds familiar, it should as his father, Greg Foster Sr., played 13 seasons in the NBA and even won a championship with the Kobe/Shaq duo of the 2001 LA Lakers. Greg Foster Sr. is now an assistant coach with Atlanta Hawks so Foster Jr. has had a pretty decent basketball role model growing up.

Greg Foster Jr. will most likely be a bench player for the zags in the 2018-2019 season, fighting for minutes alongside redshirt freshmen, Joel Ayayi. His numbers could increase if this whole Geno Crandall NCAA transfer issue situation goes south but more information on that will be coming out soon. As of right now, Josh Perkins and Zach Norvell are the two starting guards ahead of Foster Jr. and Ayayi. Corey Kispert can be thrown into the guard mix as well.

On GoZags.com, Mark Few had this to say about Foster Jr.: “We’re excited to have Greg join the program. He’s a versatile guard that has a great feel for the game. He can really guard the ball. He’s an exceptional kid coming out of high school, with a tremendous upside.”

*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho