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Oh, Hello: JuCo G Devin Foster Commits to Penn State

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While you're waiting for a post on the football commit this weekend, why not celebrate in the committing of a JuCo basketball player?


Devin Foster, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Hometown Jefferson, OH
High School Jefferson Area Sr
Class 2014 (has 3 years to play 2 seasons)
Position G
AAU Dayton Nets
Junior College Vincennes University
Height 6'1"
Weight 200lbs

Starz 'n' Sheetz

ESPN, 247, Rivals: not ranked

Offers: Bradley, Eastern Kentucky


The Tale

Even before the unexpected departure of Graham Woodward last week, Penn State was in need of depth in the backcourt. Specifically, someone who could act as a primary ballhandler and possibly knock down a few outside shots. Pat Chambers and staff appear to have accomplished that with the addition of Foster, who had a 3:1 assist to turnover ratio and shot 40% from behind the arc while primarily playing point guard at Vincennes, where he was named a two-time JuCo All-American. The left-handed Foster could slot right into a rotation without a true lead guard, though D.J. Newbill and incoming freshman Shep Garner will have their chance to earn the lion's share of minutes at the one.

Foster's commitment leaves Chambers with one scholarship to fill entering next season, and they're in the running to land another JuCo guard - Eric Weary Jr recently named Penn State as one of his five finalists. It's unclear whether Foster's commitment will change things with Weary, but either way the staff aren't resting on their laurels this offseason.

Foster committed while on a visit to Happy Valley this weekend.

Welcome, Devin!

Scholarship Matrix

2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
1 G - Tim Frazier^ G - DJ Newbill^ F - Brandon Taylor G - Geno Thorpe
2 G - Allen Roberts^ G - John Johnson F - Donovon Jack C - Julian Moore
3 F - Alan Wisniewski F - Ross Travis C - Jordan Dickerson F - Payton Banks^
4 G - DJ Newbill^ F - Brandon Taylor G - Devin Foster G - Isaiah Washington
5 G - John Johnson F - Donovon Jack G - Geno Thorpe G - Shep Garner
6 F - Ross Travis C - Jordan Dickerson C - Julian Moore F - Michael Watkins
7 F - Brandon Taylor G - Devin Foster F - Payton Banks
8 F - Donovon Jack G - Geno Thorpe G - Isaiah Washington
9 C - Jordan Dickerson C -Julian Moore G - Shep Garner
10 G - Geno Thorpe F - Payton Banks^ F - Michael Watkins
11 C - Julian Moore G - Isaiah Washington

12 G - Graham Woodward G - Shep Garner
13 F - Payton Banks

Left 0 1 3 7
Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman

^Used a redshirt year
Julian Moore is expected to receive a medical redshirt for 2013-14, but that has not been confirmed as of yet.