Reynolds' Foster makes it official
From ECU Media Relations and staff reports
GREENVILLE — One
of the state's most highly recruited prep basketball talents has followed
through on his spring verbal commitment and formally signed with East
Keith Foster, a 6-8, 215-pound power forward at R.J.
Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, has signed a national
letter-of-intent to attend ECU, Pirate head coach Bill Herrion has
Foster, the only player to have played on each of Reynolds'
three consecutive Class 4A state championship teams, averaged 14 points,
eight rebounds and three blocked shots per game as a junior last season and
was named to the Winston-Salem Journal's All-Northwest team.
"We're very excited to have Keith Foster join our program,"
said Herrion. "We're getting a kid that not only knows how to win, but how
to win championships. He's got a chance down the road to be a very physical
basketball player in our program."
Foster, who chose East Carolina over Tennessee and
Connecticut, helped the Demons to an overall record of 81-11 the past three
seasons and started on each of the three previous championship squads.
"He's primarily a power forward, but quick enough to play
small forward," said Reynolds head coach Howard West.
Foster is the first signee of the early period for the
Pirates and the second signee out of Reynolds High School during Herrion
tenure in Greenville. Senior Travis Holcomb-Faye, a two-year starter at
Reynolds, was Herrion's first signee as the head basketball coach at ECU.
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