Tyler Foster, a junior guard from Baltimore, Maryland, has committed to Georgetown.
The 6-foot-4 guard had fielded offers from the Hoyas as well as the Virginia Commonwealth Rams and Dayton Flyers among others. Foster had visited VCU on Saturday and told Big East Coast Bias that he enjoyed his time there, but in the end decided to choose the school 61 miles away from his hometown.
Foster is a good offensive player who can score from all three scoring levels and the one thing that he can do exceptionally well is defend on the ball, which is really where he will be able to help the Hoyas. On the AAU circuit, Foster averaged 14 points and 4.6 rebounds per game and shot 42.5 percent from the field in 11 games played.
As a rising junior, Foster is trying to continue to improve his ball-handling and just improve as a basketball player as a whole.
Once Tyler gets on campus in two years, he should be able to make an impact immediately and will continue to develop. As we've seen in the past, John Thompson III does not have a problem trusting his freshmen. Just take look at last season when the likes of Isaac Copeland, Paul White, Tre Campbell and L.J. Peak were given heavy minutes and consequently aided the Hoyas en route to an NCAA Tournament appearance. Georgetown's offensive system is changing and the entire philosophy of how they run things is going in a different direction.
One assistant on the staff told Big East Coast Bias over text that Foster is a "bad dude."
Foster will be able to attract some more players in the class and one of his closest friends, Andre Rafus, has an offer from Georgetown and visited the games a lot this past season.
Foster said that in his eyes, in regards to the Hoyas and Rams, that they both would be a great fit for him. In the end, the Hoyas win out and land a much-touted recruit from the Class of 2017.