Alex Foster is a three-star recruit that orginally signed his Nationally Letter of Intent when Tubby Smith was head coach at Minnesota. He recieved his release and enrolled at Texas Tech in May. Foster is a two-time Illinois All-State honoree who gives added depth at the forward position for the Red Raiders.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH -- Alex Foster played his senior season at Chicago (Ill.) Seton Academy, where he led the Sting to the Illinois Class 2A State Finals ... averaged 10.7 points and 6.7 rebounds, while earning first team All-State honors as a senior ... played his first three seasons at Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle Institute, culminating with second team All-State honors as a junior ... averaged 15.0 points and 10 rebounds as a junior at De La Salle ... rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.com ... was an early signee at Minnesota, before being released from his national letter of intent ... originally recruited by Minnesota, Auburn, Wisconsin, Illinois, Harvard, Northwestern, Purdue and Tennessee, Foster also saw interest from San Jose State and Rhode Island the second time around before selecting Texas Tech ... played AAU for Meanstreets.
PERSONAL -- Alex Foster ... born on October 13, 1994 in Joliet, Ill. ... parents are Hope and Tony Foster ... has one brother (Eric) and one sister (Ashley) ... majoring in journalism.