By: John Raffel
Foster Loyer leaves no doubt who Mr. Basketball in Michigan is
Mr. Basketball put on quite a show at his future home during the Class A state finals.
Clarkston senior Foster Loyer was named Mr. Basketball in early March and fans watching the title game on March 24 at the Breslin Center could see why. He had 40 points with 14-of-18 shooting from the floor.
Loyer averaged 27 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals during his senior season. He put on a clinic in his final game.
“It’s surreal, to come out there and play the way I played,” he said after the title game. It hasn’t sunk in yet I’ve played my last high school game.”
It was appropriate his final game was at the Breslin Center. He’s committed to play at Michigan State. His future coach Tom Izzo was watching the title game
“I can’t wait to get up here,” Loyer said. “I’ll be up here in a few months. My teammates did a good job getting me the ball. It was a great team effort.”
Clarkston whipped Holland West Ottawa 83-38 in the title game and Clarkston ended the season at 26-1.
As he gets ready to come to MSU, “I’ll have to improve my strength and athleticism,” Loyer said. “I’m coming to a different level. I’ll have to be ready for it. Last year, I was a little more beat up than I was this year. I know what it’s like to get beat up. Playing at the Breslin in front of my future teammates was fun. It was exciting to be here in front of this crowd. To win the way we did was great. It was noted his Clarkston coach, Dan Fife, played for the Michigan Wolverines. But Loyer decided to become a Spartan.
“It was fun to be out there,” Loyer said.