2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Kevin Foster, Shooting Guard, Santa Clara

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Name: Kevin Foster

Age: N/A

Height: 6-foot-2

Position: Shooting Guard

School/Country: Santa Clara

Latest Stats: 19.3 ppg, 4.3 apg, 2.7 rpg, 2.4 spg

 

Injuries have been an issue for Santa Clara shooting guard Kevin Foster, but it hasn’t slowed him down in terms of being known as one of the nation’s more prolific scorers over the past few seasons. Foster, who averaged 19.3 points per game this past season, began his collegiate career with a bang during the 2008-09 season by being named the co-WCC Freshman of the Year. Foster’s production has continued ever since and it has landed him on the radar of some NBA scouts.

When you can shoot and score at the pace that Foster is capable of, the buzz and hype surrounding him is obvious. Now, Foster isn’t an elite NBA prospects, in fact he’d be lucky if he even hears his name called on draft night, but that aside — he can still play. Foster has averaged at least seven three point attempts in every year that he has been at Santa Clara, so you know that he is not afraid to launch it. In addition to that, Foster is not afraid to put the ball on the floor, penetrate and get to the free throw line.

 

Strengths: Foster’s best attributes are of course his shooting and scoring abilities. Foster can light it up when he’s left uncontested and he has the ability to drive, utilize the pick and roll, and get to the rim.

 

Weaknesses: Foster can be labeled as more of a combo guard, so if he’s going to make an NBA roster, he’s going to have to refine himself as more of a shooting guard, given his strengths. Foster could be a liability on the defensive end because of his size and for as much of the scorer that he is, he needs to be more efficient in his shot selection moving forward.

 

Draft Projection: Undrafted

 

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