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Posted On: 08/30/18 4:00 PM
Photo Credit: Kevin Hanson, The Courier-Herald
Since last season ended at Bonney Lake, there’s been quite a bit of transition for Zane Foster. But through it all, the long 7-foot-plus, 215-pound center has stayed positive. He found his groove in the month of July on the AAU circuit and now he’s ready to start his senior season afresh having changed to a new high school.
In July, Foster suited up for SFD Elite which was his third AAU team in the off-season. He started off the spring with Washington Supreme before briefly moving on to Team Bradley, struggling to find playing time at both places. After a physical move of residences, he finally joined SFD Elite which gave him exactly what he wanted all along.
“I moved back to Puyallup and they decided to form an AAU team with their players,” Foster said. “I got a ton of playing time and I think I learned how to play harder. Before I wasn’t playing so hard, but with this new team and how they played, it helped me run the floor super hard and by playing harder, it really helped me with my game.”
The effort level did not go unnoticed. College coaches saw Foster in action and have been in contact since AAU ball ended. Cal Baptist has been the main school in contact. “I think they are trying to get me on a visit there this fall,” Foster said. “I don’t know too much about them yet but they just went Division I and they are interesting to me.”
Foster notes that San Francisco has been in contact with his coach and others such as Portland, Seattle Pacific, and Northwest Nazarene have all shown interest. He’s currently keeping his options open, including the possibility of playing out his senior season. “I’m not looking for anything special, just someone to get me better as I really want to try and play overseas,” Foster said. “I think I’ll play the season out as some schools have said they want to come out and watch me.”
Foster will be at Puyallup this upcoming season and it’s something he’s very much looking forward to. “I think it’s going to be a lot better playing there,” Foster said. “They really care about basketball there and guys are always wanting to get into the gym to play. I think it’s going to be really good for me – and I think we’re going to be really good too.”