TT Scouting Eval: Gilman Guard Tyler Foster

HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Explosive athlete Tyler Foster, a junior wing from Gilman, showed why he fit right in Saturday with his maximum effort on both ends of the court at DeMatha Catholic High School.

HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Explosive athlete Tyler Foster, a junior wing from Gilman, showed why he fit right in March 28 with his effort on both ends of the court at DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, Md.)

Although he did not score much due to a star-studded squad that was jacking up shots, we noticed many of the small attributes that we had hoped to see in his still-developing game.

In the winter we wanted to see more "feel" and instincts for the game from the sophomore who struggled to get in the flow of games at times for the Greyhounds, and this time out we saw better instincts, along with his already-good body control and a good handle.

Foster was steady all day being the quintessential team player. The 6-5 talent was a smooth, steady player who did not turn the ball over and showed his basketball IQ on each possession, mostly trying to find open teammates in the flow of this contest. On defensive, he got his long arms in the passing lane to disrupt things from time to time. He has a very long body type.

He ran the floor well, filling open lanes with effort. He looked to play the team game first. We hope to see more of Foster this spring/summer in a more team-like atmosphere where his skills may shine more. He had plenty of open looks but did not receive the ball as often as he should. His shot had good form but he did not get the results desired with the limited shots taken in the up and down game.

But he is an elite athlete with a very nice, growing frame, and a prospect that Maryland continues to monitor in Charm City, along with the many other top underclassmen led by the likes of Friends School sophomore forward Myles Douglas, who already has a Terps early offer.

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