Michigan State Lands 2018 Point Guard
Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley
Tuesday afternoon, Michigan State received their second verbal commitment from the 2018 class with another one of Michigan's top recruits.
Clarkston (MI.) junior Foster Loyer announced his commitment to the Spartans a year after they offered the productive floor general. He is arguably the top point guard in Michigan's 2018 class and brings a strong resume' to the table. He averaged 21.9 points, 6.4 assists, 4.2 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 50% from the field, 36% from the perimeter, and 91% from the free throw line as a sophomore. Clarkston recorded a 20-3 record last season and Loyer was the floor general for the EYBL 16u Peach Jam champion, All-Ohio Red-Sylvester team.
He holds close ties to the Big Ten school as Michigan State assistant Dane Fife is the son of Clarkston's head coach, Dan Fife, and all three have worn the Wolves' jersey. Clarkston is located 35 miles northwest of Detroit and will start the season as the the #3 team in the state.
Loyer joins Macomb Dakota's 6'8" 2018 power forward (MI.) Thomas Kithier who became Michigan State's first commit this past July. He is the state's 4th commit from the 2018 class along with Kithier, Ferris St commit Ben Davidson, and Central Michigan commit PJ Mitchell.
Loyer is still looking to lead Clarkston to a state championship as their 2015-'16 season was ended in a regional semi-final by Dakota and by a Cassius Winston led University of Detroit-Jesuit team as a freshman. Clarkston and Dakota are expected to meet again in the 2017 regional semi-final on March 13th at Grand Blanc High School.
Here is Clarkston's 2016-'17 regular season schedule: http://www.mhsaa.com/schools/clarkston/boys/varsity/basketball/2016
Foster is the son of former Pistons' head coach John Loyer.
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