We had a chance to watch Foster compete at the 9:30 AM game on Saturday. The 16 and under Albany City Rocks AAU program played the Long Island Lightning.
It was an extremely sloppy game in which the Rocks never got its feet moving in the right direction. Despite forking over the ball numerous times, the Rocks only trailed by a point at the half, 21-20. Foster had five points, including a three pointer.
But the Rocks spent most of the second half not handling the ball properly. Tyler is a solid prospect. He will need to tone up his frame to handle rigorous play inside the paint. He seems to have a nice touch on his jumper.
A prospect in the 2009 class, Atlantic 10 schools are already interested, according to Albany City Rocks program director, Jim Hart.
Foster has a nice style of play. Once consistency is developed, especially against the higher level of competition on the AAU circuit, Foster will garner plenty of serious interest and scholarship offers.
Remember, in the case of many of the Albany City Rocks players, they are very young and have some time to make progress in their individual games. The good news for these players is the Rocks have a terrific program and Hart loves to match his players up against the best competition from across the country.