Posted On: 01/5/17 12:00 PM
Mattawan’s 6-foot-10 power forward Nolan Foster is being proactive with his recruitment, and despite just being a sophomore has already taken one unofficial visit.
Currently Michigan’s 4rd-ranked 2019, Foster says he’s been hearing from several Division I programs, and he’s reaching out to coaches himself.
“I’ve been in contact with Western Michigan, and a couple weeks ago I went on an unofficial visit to DePaul. I’ve been in contact with Nebraska, Marquette, Michigan State and Michigan too,” said Foster, who elaborated on the DePaul visit.
“I really liked the school there, and I like their basketball program too. But I’m looking forward to visit some other colleges and see what they’re like.”
Even with still two-and-a-half more seasons for his recruitment to materialize, Foster says it’s something he thinks about now, often.
“Recruitment is definitely something that I”m thinking about right now, and reaching out to college coaches is something that I’m doing right now as well,” he said. “And over the next couple of years, I hope to reach out to more college coaches and get a little bit more interest.”
With great size, Foster says snaring as many rebounds as he can is a goal of his each night out. And right now, he’s working to expand his game out to the perimeter.
“Usually I play in the post and try and make an impact getting as many rebounds as I can. I’d say one of my better skill-sets is finishing around the basket and finding the open guy,” said Foster. “Some things I need to work on is ball-handling and perimeter shooting.”
As his sophomore season with the Wildcats continues to unfold, Foster says his role is a lot the same as it has always been, but he’s expected to produce just a little bit more.
“This year I’m really expected to work better in the post and finish around the basket more, and make more of an impact on defense,” said Foster. “It’s sort of the same thing as last year, except they expect more of it this year.”