Mott Community College head basketball coach Steve Schmidt has officially landed the first big fish of what may be his most impressive recruiting haul since his back-to-back national championship teams of 2007 and 2008 (more signings are expected soon).
Chicago Curie’s Devin Foster, a 6-3 shooting guard, will follow in the footsteps of impressive Windy City guards that have used Mott as a catapult to the next level — Jeremie Simmons, Lamarr Drake, John Taylor and Rashi Johnson.
Foster was among the top players in Chicago as a senior, averaging 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game. He was named first team all-city and second team all-state at Curie.
For the last two seasons, Foster has shared all tournament first team honors at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament with the consensus top player in the country, Jabari Parker.
Jimmy Kelley, of Real Deal Recruiting, wrote about Foster after Curie was narrowly defeated by Parker’s Simeon squad for the city title back in February:
At times he seemed like the best player on the court and his effort off the ball impressed me. At 6-foot-3 he has good size for a mid-major shooting guard and his lefty stroke is pure.
He is also tireless and fearless. He worked hard off the ball and looked to attack from places you typically do not see guards attack from (i.e. the elbow) and was fearless on drives and had no problem taking the contested three that closed the gap at the end.
More to come on new recruits as they sign.