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Top-10 recruit Michael Foster wants to visit Kentucky

Foster has been called a cross between Marvin Bagley and DeAndre Ayton.

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The 2019-2020 season is right around the corner, which means that over the next year, 2021 recruits will start to get more serious in their search for a school.

One of the best recruits in that class, Michael Foster, has let everyone know that Kentucky and North Carolina are on his list of schools that he’d like to visit, as reported by Zagsblog.

“Kentucky, they develop pros and when I was at [Milwaukee] Washington [High School] a couple months I had talked to coach Cal,” he said of Kentucky coach John Calipari. “He develops pros, he’s good at that. Seventy percent of people who come in are pros so that’s something I caught on to.”

Foster is currently ranked sixth in the nation by 247 Sports for the 2021 class. He’s a 6-9 power forward who is an absolute monster on the court. He currently holds offers from Maryland, Saint John’s, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Arizona, Florida State, TCU, Kansas, UCLA, and many more others. He doesn’t currently hold an offer from Kentucky.

Right now, 247 Sports’ crystal ball has Georgia and Arizona State tied at 50%. It is important to note that his hometown is Phoenix, AZ. He also took a visit to Georgia recently.

As far as making a decision goes, Foster is “wide open”, so we more than likely won’t see any kind of decision until sometime next year. He said he plans to “start cutting my list down next summer. But I’m going to go on my official visits this year so I can have five as a junior and five as a senior. So I might as well just use them all.”

Hillcrest Prep coach Nick Weaver said Foster “is a cross between (Deandre) Ayton and (Marvin) Bagley,” the No. 1 and 2 picks in 2018. This is some high praise for any player.

“He can put the ball on the floor like Bagley did and finish out in traffic. He can also post up on the block and has an incredible jump hook like Ayton did. He blocks a ton of shots also.”

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