Jarrey Foster Player Profile
Size: 6-5, 200
Hometown: Houston, Tex.
High School: North Shore HS
Recruitment: Foster was named the 5A State Championship game MVP his junior year while leading North Shore to a state championship, but tore his ACL over the summer that had him miss his entire senior year. Foster was rolling with M&E Elite and playing well before the tear, which means SMU likely got one heck of a steal with Foster, who likely would have blown up. SMU landed Foster when he committed to SMU over Temple, UTEP and Rice among others.
Foster is my pick to be the best member of the 2015 signing class now that he appears to be recovering very well from a knee injury sustained the summer before his senior year. Foster should slide nicely into Sterling Brown's role for SMU when Brown departs and especially with Semi Ojeleye not eligible until the second half of the season. Foster has the length to be an elite defender and the tenacity to play in the post like SMU does with Brown at times. Foster needs to work on his jumper's consistency and can't make freshmen mistakes if he'd like to see playing time. There will be an adjustment period, but Foster might be the most athletic freshmen on the team and that bodes well for his future.
Until Semi Ojeleye is eligible, Foster should see a lot of time spelling Brown on the wing and might see some time in the post as well, but once Ojeleye becomes eligible, all bets are off. One thing that SMU will watch is Foster's minutes early as he still works himself back into shape. He's said he feels really good about where he's at and doesn't have any trouble with his knee, but he has been out of game situations for quite sometime. Foster now has to adjust to the college game as well. Defensively, Tim Jankovich has to feel comfortable with Foster defensively before throwing him out there, but all indications say that Foster will play early and often. Unless Brown and eventually Ojeleye aren't getting it done though, Foster will see limited minutes I believe, but his future is no doubt bright.