Foster Loyer is an elite student-athlete currently attending Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Michigan. The 6’0 floor general is one of the most competitive players in the Midwest for the class of 2018, and is ranked #105 per 247Sports Composite rankings. Running with All-Ohio Red (16U) on the Nike EYBL AAU circuit this year, Foster is poised to lead his team atop the standings with his combination of savvy, ball-control, and vision. Best known for knocking down jumpshots, digging-in defensively, and controlling tempo, Foster is also an excellent student at Clarkston High School holding down a 4.0 GPA.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: You’re running with All-Ohio Red (16U) on the EYBL circuit, can you tell us about how things are going as a team and for your individually?
FL: As a team things are going great! We have played very well recently, winning the EYBL Indianapolis circuit. Has also been going well for me individually as I really enjoy the guys I play with. We focus on playing good team basketball, moving the ball, and always making the extra pass. We have had a lot of high level college coaches at all of out games which is exciting to play in front of.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
FL: I focus my game on playing hard and doing all of the little things. I can set my teammates up for shots or create for myself. I take pride in my defense and always use it to set up and create for others
2018 guard Foster Loyer out of Clarkston (Mich.) has some game. Can stretch the floor, finds shooters. Plays hard #swishndish
— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) April 2, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
FL: My favorite subject in school is probably history & math.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
FL: I’m interested in majoring in some sort of business/business management.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
FL: I enjoy hanging out with friends, being out on the lake in the summer, and playing other sports such as baseball and golf.
Foster Loyer plays so much like Bobby Hurley. Really cerebral player. 👍🏽
— Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural) March 15, 2016
2018 PG Foster Loyer of All Ohio Red 16s is one of the top PG's in the Midwest ! Very mature with a high hoops IQ ! pic.twitter.com/P4zz9B5FI5
— NorthernExposurePrep (@NorthernXPreps) April 28, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
FL:Michigan State, Depaul, Oakland & Toledo have offered.
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered:
FL: I have visited Ohio State, Indiana, Butler, & Michigan
EM: Can you tell us a bit about your relationships with MSU/Coach Izzo and UM/Coach Beilein?
FL: I’ve gotten to know Coach Izzo very well over the past year or so. I like how straightforward our relationship has been, him expressing what he likes in me, and what I need to improve on. I haven’t had the chance to get to know Coach Beilein very well, as I have only been to one basketball game on an unofficial.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
FL: Clarkston will go to Michigan State’s team camp and possibly Oakland’s. I have no visits scheduled as of now, but that will most likely change once schools can contact me June 15th.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
FL: Head coach & his staff, facilities, education, and campus.
— Clarkston Basketball (@ClarkstonBball) March 7, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
FL: Win a state championship these next two years at Clarkston. Find the university that will best help me succeed in life.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
FL: Every aspect of your life is affected by how hard you work at it. If you work hard, you will see results. If you slack off or dont give your all, it will show. Always be the hardest worker in the room
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