Men’s Basketball Adds East Carolina Transfer Tyler Foster

Tyler Foster
Tyler Foster

Tyler Foster, a 6-foot-5 guard from Baltimore, Md., has transferred from East Carolina and will join the Youngstown State men's basketball program, Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun announced.

Foster will have three years of eligibility.

"Tyler Foster possesses the unique ability to play multiple positions and is a high-level athlete," Calhoun said. "He can play three different positions and played in a league (American Athletic Conference) that I really respect. He also played for a great head coach in Joe Dooley.

"We are really excited about his versatility and the chance to have him for three years in our program. He's a really great kid who played for a great high school in Mt. Zion Prep."

Foster appeared in 30 games and made six starts as a freshman at East Carolina in 2018-19. He ranked third on the team with 27 steals and scored a career-high 12 points against Lamar on Nov. 11, 2018. Foster averaged 4.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game while averaging 17.2 minutes per contest.

He played the 2017-18 season at Mt. Zion Prep (Md.) for coach Rod Harrison, but he began his high school career as a freshman and sophomore at Gilman (Md.) High School before playing at South Kent (Conn.) School and Middleburg (Va.) Academy. Foster averaged 20.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season at Middleburg.

He joins guard Christian Bentley (Brampton, Ont.) and forward Jamir Thomas (Passaic, N.J.) in the 2019-20 recruiting class.