Shakiria "Shy" Foster's Amazing Legacy as a Talented High School Athlete


Shakiria "Shy" Foster is most certainly a hard working young athlete (Photograph courtesy of the Lamar County Lady Trojans Basketball team)

Skakiria "Shy" Foster shares the notable distinction of being the first female high school athlete in Georgia to receive a Name Image Likeness deal. Foster partnered with Mamas Kitchen in Barnesville, a popular family-owned restaurant serving smoked barbecue, hamburgers, sandwiches, and more. 

Foster currently wears the number 10 jersey as a shooting guard on Lamar County High School's girls varsity basketball team.

A Name Image Likeness (NIL) contract for high school-aged athletes has only been allowed since late 2023 due to a change in the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

Besides the distinction of being first with her NIL deal, Foster has been turning lots of heads while playing for Lamar County High School. She impressively scored 2,316 points during the 2023-2024 season, landing her on a list of the best high school girl athletes in the nation. 

Other distinctions Foster has earned during her career include: she was at one time 6th in the state in points and averaging almost 25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals a game.

Foster doesn't just play basketball either. She also runs track while keeping a high-grade point average.

Skakiria Foster and Ty Head are just two of the talented athletes to come out of Barnesville: Georgia Bulldogs' linebacker C.J. Allen graduated from Lamar County High School only a few years ago himself.

Foster is graduating this year and time will see whether her big dreams of playing basketball for Clemson University come true. Regardless of which college Foster ends up going to, it seems certain that her career will continue to impress.

Image courtesy of Shakiria Foster

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