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Strengths: Tremendously talented shooter whose slightly behind the head release and long arms make it very difficult for defenders to disrupt or block … Above average athlete who shows quality quickness in going end to end … Active player who constantly moves without the ball to get open … Possesses legit three point range on his jumper that he makes with great accuracy … Has improved in rebounding the ball this year thanks to his long arms … Becoming more comfortable taking one or two dribbles for the pull-up from mid-range … Quick release enables him to catch and shoot from the perimeter, especially coming off screens … Defensively, Foster displays good effort and understands how to use his wingspan to trouble opposing players … Needs little time or space to get his shot off … Starting to put together some resemblance of a post-up game when the match-up allows with his solid turnaround jumper and floating hook … Clutch player with great confidence in his abilities, simply wants the ball in his hands during critical moments … Has obviously dedicated himself to weight training and conditioning as his jump shot and quickness have been more consistent throughout the year than any other point in his career … Competitor who plays the game with a great deal of intensity …

Weaknesses: Physically, there will be some concern as to how much weight Foster can add to his body ... Additional weight could be a double edged sword in that any weight he does put on could limit him athletically, but would definitely augment his body strength … Defensively, he tends to get caught in screens easily – doesn’t fighting through them and lacks the lateral quickness to defend elite athletes on the perimeter … Ball handling has improved this year, but still not on par with what he will need to create on the next level … To compound matters his initial first step isn’t explosive enough to gain separation from his defender … This is one of the reasons his ability to draw contact is poor - he doesn’t usually get into the paint … Has a tendency to settle for three point shots way too much instead of taking advantage of his mid-range touch … A specialist in every sense of the word - anyone selecting Foster must do so with the knowledge that shooting is his only NBA skill right now … Doesn’t have great court vision at the moment, which naturally affects his passing the ball … Potential wise, he doesn't have a high ceiling left in terms of future growth …

Matthew Maurer - 2/27/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Vanderbilt

34

44.1

44.5

81.4

0.6

0.2

3.1

1.1

9.2

2005-06 Vanderbilt.

30

45.1

41.5

75.9

0.5

0.2

3.0

1.6

15.9

2006-07 Vanderbilt

34

44.9

34.6

84.3

1.2

0.4

4.6

2.3

15.6

2007-08 Vanderbilt

34

52.3

46.9

76.0

1.1

0.2

4.9

1.6

20.3

DIV I Totals

132

46.6

41.9

79.5

0.9

0.3

3.9

1.7

15.2

 

Comments   

0 #2 ChrisPC 2008-07-15 19:11
A real class act. He probally could have been a first rounder had his team done better in the second half. He went to a good school look for him to be lot's of people's boss in 10 years.
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0 #1 Guest 2008-04-05 10:34
[smiley=think]Shan Foster Will BE in THe first round.... If he isn't, why is eric gordon in there?
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