Lehigh basketball officially announces Foley signing


Lehigh men's basketball coach Brett Reed announced Wednesday the addition of Menlo School senior Joe Foley to the Mountain Hawks' incoming class. Foley joins Jeameril Wilson and Nic Lynch, who will enter Lehigh next fall.

"I am very pleased to have Joe join our program," Reed told the school's athletic website. "He's a good-sized guard. He has the ability to create off the dribble and shoot the basketball from the perimeter. I also like that he has a solid sense and feel for the game. He knows how to distribute, when to distribute and how to manage a game. Those attributes, being attributed to a point guard in a body that's a little bit bigger, could allow him to help us in a variety of different ways throughout the course of his career."

Joe Foley
Foley has started at point guard in all four years (at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia as a freshman and sophomore under coach Craig Dawson, and Menlo School as a junior and senior under coach Keith Larsen).

Last year, Foley led Menlo to a 13-1 record in winning the West Bay Athletic League title. He was named WBAL Most Valuable Player.

Menlo went 20-8 overall, winning the Central Coast Section Division IV championship.

Foley led the WBAL in scoring, averaging 17.3 points per game along with 3.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the floor. Foley scored a career-best 40 points in a league game.

Foley has continued his success this season, leading Menlo to a 5-0 start as the leading scorer, averaging close to 20 points per game.

Foley also played AAU basketball for Team Loaded out of Richmond, Va. under coach Brandon Jones, helping them reach the finals of the Adidas Summer Championships tournament in 2015.

After moving to California, he played for Tyler Johnson Elite under coach Jamon Osby as starting point guard, playing alongside three other Division I commits.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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