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Point guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring from Gonzaga

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Gonzaga freshman guard Greg Foster Jr. goes up for a shot against Saint Mary’s during a Feb. 9 game at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga freshman guard Greg Foster Jr. goes up for a shot against Saint Mary’s during a Feb. 9 game at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Greg Foster Jr. has entered his name in the transfer portal and isn’t expected to return to Gonzaga, a source told The Spokesman-Review.

Foster saw limited minutes last season at point guard behind seniors Josh Perkins and Geno Crandall. Foster logged 129 minutes in 28 appearances as a true freshman, reaching double-figure minutes in blowouts versus Denver and North Dakota State.

Foster’s departure was first reported by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

The athletic 6-foot-5, 195-pound Foster finished the year with 19 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. He shot 28% from the field and 14.3% on 14 3-point attempts.

Foster, son of former NBA player and current Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Greg Foster, played his senior season at Clark High in Las Vegas and was ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN.

He will have three seasons of eligibility after sitting out next season under NCAA transfer rules.

Foster’s departure leaves the Zags with two open scholarships. Gonzaga’s point guard situation remains unsettled. Texas A&M graduate transfer Admon Gilder is a capable ball-handler that can play either guard position.

USC graduate transfer point guard Derryck Thornton recently visited Gonzaga. Thornton, who also visited Boston College, hasn’t announced where he’ll play his senior season. The Zags also have rising sophomore Joel Ayayi and incoming freshman Brock Ravet.

The Zags have been mentioned on lists for Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear and Stanford sit-out transfer Cormac Ryan. Both players are drawing widespread interest from top programs.

Blackshear, a 6-10, 250-pound forward who averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds, is No. 1 on ESPN’s ranking of grad transfers. Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M, coached by former Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams, are showing interest, according to Goodman.

Ryan is considering Butler, Davidson, Marquette, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn, Texas, Villanova, Virginia and Yale, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted. The 6-5 guard from New York started 17 games last season. He averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He shot 33.3% from the field.

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