Visit Puts DePaul in New Light for Foster

DeLaSalle forward Alex Foster took in his first visit of DePaul's Lincoln Park campus this weekend. Foster tells that it put things in a "new light" for him.

It was Alex Foster's first trip to the DePaul campus and he got the grand tour.

"I had never seen it before," said Foster. "It was pretty cool."

Foster had seen the Blue Demons play before at their arena out in suburban Rosemont.

"This was the first time I've been to the campus," said Alex. "I usually go to Allstate Arena. I've been to two of the games there. I've never seen how they practice, the weight training program, the school, the classrooms, I got to see all that. It was a different experience. I'm actually glad I got to see it. I have a new light on DePaul now."

Foster got the opportunity to see DePaul coach Oliver Purnell put his team through their paces in practice before they head to France later this week.

"It was good," said Foster. "They went hard. I like that. That's usually what I do in my game. I go hard all the time and that's what they do."

Alex also was able to check out the DePaul strength and conditioning facilities.

"They show you a video of how they go hard in the weight room," said the 6-7, 215 lb. forward. "The trainer showed me everything that they do training-wise. They use air-resistance to correct all your problems and deficiencies before they put you on the weights."

Foster currently boasts scholarships offers from DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, and Wisconsin. The rising junior is in no rush to make a college decision just yet.

"I'll probably decide at the end of my junior year," said Foster. "I want to be able to cruise through my senior year with nothing to worry about but the season."

Foster is arguably one of the best forwards in the state of Illinois for the class of 2013. Alex is coming off a solid summer where he teamed up with fellow DeLaSalle junior Alvin Ellis on the Mean Streets 16-U team on the AAU circuit.

Alex looked especially good at the Nike Peach Jam last month.

"When Foster is down low using his strength and athletic ability he is a very solid prospect, and that is exactly what he was doing," said recruiting analyst Brian Snow. "Foster finished mostly off of feeds where he just had to catch and dunk, but that is exactly what he is asked to do. Also he was active and solid on the glass coming down with several big rebounds."

Last weekend, Purnell and assistant coach Billy Garrett, Jr. were front and center for Foster's games in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

"I just go out there and play and do what I can, when I can," said Alex. "Whatever is working for me, that's what I stick with."

For now Alex looks forward to the coming season at DeLaSalle.

"We should be really good this year actually," said the Meteors forward. "We should be able to go downstate and be a downstate contender."

Stay tuned to for the very latest on Alex Foster and other class of 2013 recruits.

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