Despite a sub-.500 record and missing the playoffs, the Foster boy’s basketball team did have plenty of talent to go around last season.
The Falcons struggled early in the season, losing five of six games before beginning District 24-5A play. The district was stacked with lots of talented teams, including a couple of top-10 teams in Shadow Creek and Hightower.
Foster’s hopes of a playoff bid came down to the last game of the season against Terry, which beat the Falcons to end their season at 8-8 in 24-5A play.
Four Foster players were named all-district this season, including two named to the first team.
Sophomore center Reuben Fatheree III was a dominant force in the paint, scoring 15.4 points per game and shooting 60% from the field.
Fatheree also had 13.1 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.5 assists per game. He was a first-team selection, along with senior guard Tay Fisher, who led the Falcons with 15.8 points and 3.5 assists per game.
A couple of freshmen were named second-team all-district, including guard Chancellor White, who averaged 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Forward Cameron Amboree had 9.5 points and 2.4 assists per game for the Falcons.
With players like Fatheree, White and Amboree coming back, the 2019-2020 season should be a big one for Foster.