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Freshman Kevin Foster to redshirt?

George Mason Basketball: Freshman Kevin Foster to redshirt?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Freshman Kevin Foster to redshirt?

On the day of Mason's exhibition tune up against Randolph-Macon, there are some rumors floating around Mason nation that freshman Kevin Foster might be redshirted this season. I can't confirm this yet and it is difficult to speculate whether this would be because of academics, injury or player development. Keep in mind recruiting website had him tabbed as the best power forward enterting the CAA this season. Although this isn't too shocking considering the depth Mason has at forward and fellow freshman Michael Morrison is better developed physically and had a much better showing in the Kenner summer league. Redshirting freshmen is something more common with bigger programs, mostly because they have the luxury of letting a talented kid with raw talent watch from the sidelines for a year. But this is a unique situation for the Patriots who haven't seen a player get redshirted for a non-medical reason since Jon Larranaga during the 98-99 season. If Foster isn't redshirted he would have a difficult time getting on the court this season. With the progression of both Vlad Moldoveanu and Chris Fleming coming off the bench for Louis Birdsong and Darryl Monroe, Foster would seem to be the odd man out. Freshman Ryan Pearson is more versatile than Foster and can also play the 3, while Michael Morrison's defensive prescence in the middle will demand playing time. The move, if true, would make sense to me and could pay dividends in a few years for the program.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfectly stated my man

6:48 PM  

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