Foss’ Roberto Gittens has verbally committed to play basketball at Boise State University.
At 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, Gittens played both on the wing and in the post for the Falcons last season, leading them to a 15-9 record before losing a winner-to-state game against Kennedy Catholic.
Gittens averaged 21.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.1 assists last year and was The News Tribune’s second-team All-Area selection. He was also selected to The Associated Press’ second-team all-state team in 3A.
Gittens won the dunk contest at the prestigious Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Oregon, last year. One of the dunkers he beat in the contest, which included former NBA all-star Terry Porter as a judge, was incoming University of Washington freshman Markelle Fultz
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Gittens was also talking with Washington State University. He also had offers from Hofstra and Montana.
Gittens will has the entire 2A South Puget Sound League on watch. The four-year varsity player was a first-team all-league selection in a tough 3A Narrows last year, but Foss didn’t opt up to 3A this past offseason ahead of the four-year classification cycle (like it had ahead of the last cycle), which means it will compete alongside schools with similar enrollments in 2A. Foss joined the 2A SPSL and will compete in the Mountain division.
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