Phenom Hoops was on deck Wednesday night for the annual Oak Hill vs. Hargrave showdown, a game that just seems to kick off the high school season in a great way.
You can check out the full recap here: Phenom Game Report: Oak Hill vs. Hargrave
While watching these two titans battle it out, it was clear that 2023 Caleb Foster (Oak Hill) was the best player on the court. It was an absolute joy to see and watch this young man showcase his full game on the court and do it with ease.
Now, from watching Foster operate and grow as a player, starting his high school story at Hickory Ridge, and to where he is today at Oak Hill, it is clear that this young man has put in the work to be considered one of the top players in his class.
But after leaving Rise Indoor Sports Facility on Wednesday night, the thought and topic of the night was that Foster should strongly be considered one of, if not the top point guard in the country, despite class.
Why is that?
The Duke commit is absolutely special, something that you just don’t see every day with a player his age. He plays with an unbelievable feel and IQ on the court, playing at a pace that seems to be slower than many but it is best described as under control and deliberate. Foster has a natural and elite feel with the ball in his hands, dissecting a defense, finding teammates, and setting them up perfectly for easy opportunities. And his assist to turnover ratio is off the charts.
You add all of that with his offensive skillset, scoring the ball from all three levels, growing in confidence with his outside shot, showcasing his deep range and smooth jumper, picking his spots on the floor and attacking, as well as using his frame (he has grown in height and strength) to his advantage, Foster has a complete game as a point guard.
And with what we have seen with his growth and what he is showing now, he should firmly be in the discussion of the best point guard in the country, no matter what class. There is just something different with his game, something you don’t always see even with a player as highly-regarded as Foster is.
He is special, there is no doubt about that. And watching him as recently as Wednesday night against Hargrave, you get a sense that this is a young man you could be hearing about at the highest of levels.