Bowling Green School’s Foret inks with Rhodes College

Published 6:19 am Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bowling Green’s Ashley Foret signed a letter of intent with Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., to play basketball for the Lynx earlier this year.

“I had it narrowed down to about three schools in mid-October and after I went on my visit to Rhodes, I knew that what was where I wanted to go,” Foret said. “I fit in well with the team, I love the coaches and I just love the environment.”

Foret talked about what she saw in Rhodes.

“The campus is beautiful,” Foret said. “It looks like Hogwarts, it’s out of Harry Potter. Memphis is obviously a beautiful town. It has Beale Street; it has a really cool atmosphere.”

This season, Foret was part of a Lady Buccaneers’ team that went 35-7. The team won the District 5AAA tournament and the South State Tournament before finishing runner up in the Class AAA tournament.

Foret put up solid numbers. Foret averaged 15.1 points per game and hit 47.3 percent of her field goal attempts (201-of-422) and 36.4 percent of her 3-pointers (59-of-162).

Foret averaged 4.2 boards per game and 2.4 assists a contest and made the MAIS AAA-AAAA All-Star Game.

Foret was also selected to the 2016 Class AAA All-MAIS Team. She was also All-State, All-South State and All-District.

Foret said she’s been working hard since second grade to have the opportunity to play at the next level.

“It kind of feels like all of my dreams come true,” Foret said.

Pat King, who was Bowling Green’s basketball coach through Foret’s junior year, said Foret is an unbelievable player and competitor.

“Whatever she lacks in skill, she’s going to make it up with work ethic and compete harder than anybody. That’s classroom, that’s life and that’s sports. That’s why she has the opportunity she does have,” King said.

King said Foret is a coach’s dream.

“She’s a coach on the floor,” King said. “She’s going to be the first one there, last one to leave. Whatever you need as a coach for her to do, she’s going to do it. Outstanding young lady and an outstanding athlete.”