SMU’s Jarrey Foster ahead of progress in return from ACL tear

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SMU head coach Tim Jankovich told Pony Stampede that Jarrey Foster is ahead of progress as he tries to return from a torn ACL that he suffered in January.

Foster, who was projected as a early-second round pick before suffering the injury, declared for the draft but ultimately opted to return to school when he was unable to workout for teams. Right now, just five months removed from the injury, Foster has already been cleared to resume dribbling and shooting drills. A video on his instagram this week showed him dunking.

And, ironically enough, that might end up being the best thing for him. Foster needs to be a better shooter and a better ball-handler to make the next step in the NBA, and right now that is all he can work on.

“The truth is he’s probably going to sit on a skill more than he might otherwise,” Jankovich said. “It could end up being a blessing in disguise, which I certainly would not say given how miserable it is to be rehabbing and injured. But right now shooting and ball-handling is about the only thing he can work on.”