Provided by Texas Tech Athletics
LUBBOCK, Texas – Alex Foster, a native of Chicago, Ill., has signed a financial aid agreement to play basketball for Texas Tech University, announced head coach Tubby Smith.
"Alex is a very versatile player who can play multiple positions," said Smith. "He is a lefty who can stroke it. He also has a good feel for offensive rebounding. He gives us some depth at the forward position and gives us the opportunity to move some people around. He has the ability to contribute right away."
Foster, who is a 6-8, 215-pound forward, played his senior season at Chicago Seton Academy, where he led the Sting to the Illinois Class 2A State Finals. Foster averaged 10.7 points and 6.7 rebounds during this past season with Seton Academy, earning Illinois Class 2A first team All-State selection.
Foster played his first three seasons at Chicago De La Salle Institute, culminating with second team All-State honors. He averaged 15.0 points and 10 rebounds his junior season at De La Salle.
An early signee of Minnesota, Foster was reunited with Smith when he took over the reins at Texas Tech.
"What it also does is it gives Texas Tech basketball a presence in Chicago. I want to commend my staff in Minnesota for recruiting him and my staff here for making him feel welcome. Alex is a great addition to our program."
Foster was rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.com.
Originally recruited by Minnesota, Auburn, Wisconsin, Illinois, Harvard, Northwestern, Purdue and Tennessee, Foster also saw interest from San Jose State and Rhode Island the second time around before settling on Texas Tech.