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    2004-05 Articles:

  • 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
  • Career statistics

    Article Archive:

  • Foster Quietly Making Big Impact as Starter
  • Pollard, Foster Taking Offensive
  • 2004-05 Player HQ
    Jeff Foster
    Number: 10 Height: 6-11 Weight: 242 Birthday: 1/16/77
    Scouting Report:
    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.
    Career Highlights:
  • 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.
    Five Questions:
  • 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?)
    Golf.
  • 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?
    Muhammad Ali.
  • 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.
    Contract Status:
    Signed through the 2008-09 season
    Personal File:
  • 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.