Foye is Ivy Bound
Phillips Exeter Academy and Metro Boston product James Foye made a verbal commitment to Dartmouth on Wednesday following his visit.
Foye had also visited Amherst and Bryant in recent weeks, as well as Princeton in the weeks prior to the July evaluation period.
He took to his twitter account to announce his decision:
Extremely excited and proud to announce that I have committed to play basketball at Dartmouth College. Go Big Green! pic.twitter.com/zEZAzLe78H— James Foye (@FoyeBoy30) August 12, 2015
"I'm very proud of James," Metro Boston director and head coach Mauricio Vasquez told the New England Recruiting Report. "He worked extremely hard both on the court and in the classroom and went from an unknown to a division I player in the process."
Exeter head coach Jay Tilton shared a similar sentiment.
"I"m really excited for James and know he's made a terrific decision," he said. "Coach Cormier and his staff made it clear how much they appreciated James' as a complete fit for their program. While most recognize his offensive skill set, Dartmouth spoke at length of James' defensive ability, toughness and character. They've done their homework and are getting a good one."
Foye is best known for his ability to shoot the ball from behind the three-point line, but is much more versatile than he gets credit for. He's a very good ball-handler, and capable of playing the second guard position at the next level, where his size will be a clear advantage. He's also a good defender who moves his feet deceptively well, levels off dribble penetration and contests shots on the perimeter. Tilton also credits Foye for being as good of an off-ball defender as he's ever had, which is high praise considering the talent to come through the Exeter program in recent years.
Foye becomes the first player to commit to Dartmouth int he 2016 recruiting class and the joins rising sophomore Miles Wright to become the second Metro Boston product to commit to the Big Green in the last three years.