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Why isn't Foster more of a shot-blocker?
Foster activated from injured list
Timetable for Foster's return changed to 6-8 weeks
Hip surgery to sideline Foster 4-6 weeks
Foster, Pollard preparing for frequent battles with Shaq
Foster locked in as starter at center
Center rotation a key issue for team
Foster Quietly Making Big Impact as Starter
Pollard, Foster Taking Offensive
The best season of his career didn't end as he would've liked, as Foster was replaced in the starting lineup for the final three games of the 2004 conference finals, but that did little to tarnish the year. With the departure of All-Star Brad Miller, the Pacers needed someone to fill the void in the middle and Foster beat out veteran Scot Pollard for the starting job early and held onto it with his usual combination of hustle and aggression. The rare combination of a big man who also is an energy player, Foster is a tenacious rebounder and has the skill to be an excellent defender. He needs to develop one reliable offensive move to take his overall game up a notch.
Only Pacers' player to see action in every game in 2003-04.
Logged a career-high 1,961 minutes (23.9 mpg)
Collected a career-high and team-leading 248 offensive boards, tied for eighth in the NBA
Averaged 6.1 offensive rebounds per 48 minutes, best in the NBA
Averaged a career-high 7.4 rpg
Had a career-high 19 points with 12 rebounds vs. the Sonics at Conseco Fieldhouse, 11/14/03
On offense, had best season ever, scoring 6.1 ppg on 54.4 percent FGS and 66.9 percent FTS
With enough field goals made to qualify for the league leaders, would've ranked third in NBA at .544
Had best game of his career (regular season or playoffs) in Game 5 against Miami in the second round, registering career-bests of 20 points and 16 rebounds, shooting 9-10 FGS for first double-double of his postseason career
Led the NBA with 7.1 offensive rebounds for every 48 minutes played and tied for second in the NBA in total rebounds per 48 minutes with an average of 16.7 in 2002-03.
As a senior, ranked third in nation in rebounding (11.3 boards per game) at Southwest Texas State.
What’s the most important thing a coach ever told you?
Defense wins games.
If you weren’t a pro basketball player, what pro sport would you be playing (and what position?)
What’s your favorite charity/community memory?
Fred Jones and I do Holiday Hoopla to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Who is the most famous person you ever met?
What reality show would you like to participate in and why?
The Amazing Race. It’s competition and a test of wits and you get to see the world.
Signed through the 2008-09 season
Full name is Jeffrey Douglas Foster
Has one sister
Best advice he ever received was from his parents - to always give your all
Is 12 hours short of a finance degree and plans to complete it within the next three years
Participates in the Call-A-Pacer program
Favorite book is “The Perfect Storm”
Has a dog named Callie
He and his wife, Jamie, were married in the summer of 2001
Lists David Robinson as his childhood basketball hero
Hobbies include watching movies and playing video games
Wears a size 16 basketball shoe.