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21 - Michael Foster

6-9, 220 Power Forward
G-League Freshman
Birthday
01/16/03 (18.7 yrs)
Hometown
Milwaukee, WI
High School
Hillcrest Prep
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Rebounding
8
Potential
8
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Patrick Patterson

Strengths: 6’9 versatile forward … Strong frame and doesn’t shy away from physicality … Good mobility, coordination, and athleticism. Long strides, covers a lot of ground on drives, and runs the floor very well. Quick off the ground. Finishes everything within close with a dunk and flashes finesse when appropriate. Uses glass when appropriate … Can score inside and out. Flashes a faceup game. Good set point on shot. Shows a fadeaway … Can create scoring opportunities for himself. Although not ideal, has shown he can score against double-teams and when congested … Can make very impressive passes when he plays alert. Plays well off the dribble at his size … Good motor … Good rebounder on both ends. Takes defensive rebounds from one end to the other and converts offensive boards into points well. Averaged 7.6 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL and finished 6th with 6.5 per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Has the foundation of a small ball big man, development will be key …

Weaknesses: Length is slightly above height with a 6’9.5 wingspan … Can improve efficiency. Averaged 14.3 points per game on 42.6% FG% over the Nike EYBL and 10.3 points per game on 39.5% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Can improve feel for game, and while it speaks to his talent his ability to score at times that aren’t within the flow of the offense, he’s going to have to hone it as his career progresses. Settles for too many jump shots, fadeaways, and can improve consistency. Shot 30% 3PT% on 2.7 attempts per game over the Nike EYBL and 18.8% 3PT% on 4 attempts per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 56% FT% over the Nike EYBL and 66.7% (4-6) FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Only averaged 0.6 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can protect the ball better on drives and putting it on the floor in traffic. Over-dribbles and tries to do too much as a ball handler at times. Can have tunnel vision, putting his head down and making it predictable when he’s going to shoot … Can improve defensive awareness, knowing when to help, and overall defensive positioning …

Outlook: G-League Ignite rookie … Transferred to Hillcrest Prep after his sophomore year … 2021 McDonald’s All-American … Named to the 2021 Jordan Brand Classic … Scored 13 points to win MVP of the 2019 Underclassman All-American Game …

Evan Tomes 8/29/21

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