After two seasons as a top JUCO prospect with Indiana Hills, followed by a year at Kansas, Tyon Grant-Foster arrived at DePaul in 2021 and during the Blue Demons season opener, was rushed to the hospital with what was described as a heart issue.
As question marks surrounded Grant-Foster’s health and future, he opted to take the 2022-23 season off.
This offseason however, after receiving clearance from his doctors, Grant-Foster announced his return to college basketball and transferred to join head coach Bryce Drew at Grand Canyon.
Come Monday night in his first time back on the court, Grant-Foster contributed a team-leading 30 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks to secure the Lopes an 88-67 win over SEMO.
In addition, on 15 field goal attempts, Grant-Foster shot 67% from the field and managed 40% from behind the three point arc.
Behind Grant-Foster, this Grand Canyon roster has a lot of talent including Louisville transfer Sydney Curry, Arizona State transfer Duke Brennan, and last season’s leading scorer in former Presbyterian transfer Rayshon Harrison.
If Drew can mesh all these new pieces and Grant-Foster continues his high-level two-way production, the Lopes will be a contender in the WAC again with an opportunity to make it four NCAA Tournament appearances in just three seasons.