SGTC Jet DeVante Foster signs letter of intent with Troy University
South Georgia Technical College’s DeVante Foster, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward for the Jets basketball team, has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career and education at Troy University in Troy, Al.
The Sound Doctrine Christian Academy transfer played in 13 games for the central Florida team in the 2016-2017 season, averaging five-and-a-half points per game and hitting over 50 percent of his shots.
Jets assistant coach Chris Ballauer hopes he will improve on his previous success in the 2017-2018 season, and says he believes “the sky is the limit” for the Stockbridge native.
“[Foster] hasn’t even reached his full potential yet,” Ballauer said. “Hopefully he’ll reach it for us, and when he goes on to Troy, that’s just the next step. If he does everything the right way, he’ll be playing for money in the next couple of years.”
Foster will be taking a move to the next step in his basketball career by moving up to an NCAA program.
“Anytime a student athlete that comes to our institution and plays basketball here then has the opportunity to play beyond here is always a good testament,” Jets head coach Travis Garrett said. “That’s the end-game for us, even though we are very competitive as coaches. As a program we want to go out and win every game and be competitive, but at the end of the day it’s all about kids graduating and having the opportunity to move on to a four-year school.”
The 2016-2017 Trojan season was highlighted by a Sunbelt Conference win and NCAA Tournament berth. The Trojans were given a No. 15 seed, but would go on to lose in the first round against No. 2 seed Duke.
The 2017-2018 Jets basketball season is currently underway. Foster and the Jets will return to the Hangar on the SGTC campus to host the Region 17/10 Bash on Nov. 17 and 18, where they will face non-conference foes Louisburg and Cape fear.