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Former Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring to St. Joseph’s

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. drives inside against Saint Mary’s in a Feb. 9 game at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. drives inside against Saint Mary’s in a Feb. 9 game at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Greg Foster Jr., who announced 10 days ago he was transferring from Gonzaga, has committed to St. Joseph’s.

Foster will sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and have three years of eligibility remaining. Multiple media outlets reported Foster’s commitment to the Atlantic 10 program.

Foster played 129 minutes in 28 appearances last season as a true freshman. The athletic, 6-foot-5 Foster totaled 19 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.

The Hawks finished 14-19 last season. St. Joseph’s hired Billy Lange in March to replace long-time head coach Phil Martelli. Lange and Foster’s dad, Greg Sr., were on Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown’s staff in 2013.

Powell officially added to coaching staff

Gonzaga officially announced the hiring of assistant coach Roger Powell Jr.

Powell replaces Donny Daniels, who joined Utah’s staff as director of player development as he transitions toward retirement. Reports of Powell replacing Daniels surfaced two months ago when Daniels announced he was leaving Gonzaga’s staff.

“I am extremely excited to join a program with such great tradition,” Powell said. “I am really looking forward to getting to work, and for the future here at Gonzaga.”

Powell was previously the associate head coach at Vanderbilt. Powell, who scored 1,178 career points at Illinois, played part of the 2007 NBA season with Utah. He also had stints in the CBA and NBDL before playing four seasons professionally overseas.

Powell and his wife, Tara, have a daughter, Bria, and a son, Liam.

“Roger is not only a great basketball coach, but he’s also a great person, which is of the utmost importance to our program,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.

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