Marcus Foster: 2018 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Position: SG
College: Creighton
Age: 23

2017-2018 Season Stats

PPG: 19.8
RPG: 3.9
APG: 2.7
BLK: 0.1
STL: 1.0

Player Bio
Courtesy of Creighton Athletics

2017-18: Senior at Creighton
Only Bluejay in history named First Team All-BIG EAST more than once (2016-17, 2017-18)...Owned 2,167 career points (including 875 at Kansas State)...Ranked 21st in Creighton history with 1,292 career points...His 654 points this season ranked ninth-most in CU’s single-season history...Among nation’s active players, ranked second with 784 career field goals, third with 1,758 field goal attempts, third with 111 double-figure scoring games, 10th with 2,167 points, 10th with 306 three-pointers and 10th with 814 three-point attempts...Ranked 27th nationally in FG made, 47th in three-point percentage, 54th in points, 51st in three-pointers made, 47th in 3FG/game and 49th in points per game...Midseason Third Team All-American by Sporting News...Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and CollegeInsider.com All-American...Finished seventh at the 3-Point Contest at the Final Four with 13 points in first round...Joined Doug McDermott and Bob Portman as only Bluejays with multiple 600-point years...Led team in scoring (18.2 ppg.) last season, and his 638 points were most by a newcomer in CU history...In preseason was ranked as nation’s 21st best player by NBCSports.com, 30th-best by ESPN.com and the 31st-best by CBSSports.com...On the Preseason Naismith Award Top 50 List and Preseason Top 50 and Midseason Top 25 List and Late Season Top 20 List for Wooden Award and a Jerry West Award finalist...Opened senior season with 23 points vs. Yale on 9-of-13 shooting (11/10), then had 23 more points on 8-of-9 shooting vs. Alcorn State (11/12), to become the first Bluejay since 1970-71 to open the year with 23 points or more each of the team’s first two games...Scored 17 of his team-high 19 points in the second half of a win over Nebraska (12/9), including a big three-pointer with 45.4 seconds left...Poured in 22 of his season-high 32 points in the first half of a win over UT Arlington (12/18), adding six rebounds and four assists...BIG EAST Player of the Week on Dec. 26th after averaging 24.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 25.0 minutes per game during two wins...Had 21 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, and tied his Creighton high with eight assists in win over Butler (1/9)...Scored 25 points in win over No. 19 Seton Hall (1/17)...Poured in 24 points and tied career-high with 8 rebounds in win at St. John’s (1/23)...Scored 29 points, including go-ahead three-pointer with 14.4 seconds left, in 76-75 win at DePaul (2/7)...Had 20-of-28 points in first half vs. Georgetown (1/27), adding six rebounds...Notched 29 points and matched season-high with 8 rebounds vs. #5 Xavier (2/10)...Finished with 28 points and eight rebounds in win over No. 3 Villanova (2/24)...Scored in double-figures in 33 straight games from Jan. 14, 2017 - Jan. 3, 2018...Scored 29 points at Marquette (3/3), including 22 in the second half, adding 7 rebounds...First Bluejay to start his senior year with 15+ straight games in double-figures since Bob Harstad’s 27 straight to open 1990-91...Eclipsed 1,000 points in his 54th game at CU on Jan. 17 vs. #19 Seton Hall, which made him the quickest Bluejay to 1,000 points since Bob Portman (43 games) in 1968...Owned at least one three-pointer in final 20 games and was in double-figures all but two contests this season.

2016-17: Junior at Creighton
Started all 35 games, leading the team with 18.2 points per game, 245 field goals, 75 free throws and 73 three-pointers...Also dished out 84 assists and grabbed 101 rebounds...Unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST selection, joining Doug McDermott (2013-14) as only First Team All-BIG EAST choices in program history...Named First Team All-District VI by the USBWA...One of five finalists for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award...Led all BIG EAST players in field goals made, both in all games and in league only contests...Third in the BIG EAST in points per game in all games and second in league-only games...One of 30 candidates for the Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year...His 18.2 points/game were the most by a CU newcomer since Cyril Baptiste’s 18.9 ppg. in 1969-70...His 638 points in 2016-17 were 10th-most in Creighton history and most ever by a Bluejay newcomer in their first year on the court...MVP of the Paradise Jam after averaging 18.7 points en route to a title, shooting 55.3 percent from the field (21-38) and 52.4 percent from downtown (11-21)...Named BIG EAST Player of the Week on Nov. 28 after averaging 20.5 points in wins over Ole Miss and Loyola (Md.)...BIG EAST Player of the Week on Dec. 26th after 29 points at Arizona State...Owns 1,513 career points, including his 875 at Kansas State, after surpassing 1,000 during 22-point night vs. Buffalo on Nov. 29...Scored 10+ points in all but two games, including his final 18 contests...Scored 27 points in 82-70 win vs. Akron (Dec. 3), including 17 points in the first half...Led CU with 22 points and six rebounds in win vs. Oral Roberts (Dec. 17)...One of three players in the last 20 years to open his Bluejay career with eight straight games of 10+ points, joining Doug McDermott and Justin Patton...Poured in 29 points at Arizona State (Dec. 20)...Had 21 points in 18 minutes vs. Truman State (Jan. 14), making 9-of-11 shots...Produced 30 points vs. Marquette (Jan. 21)...Finished with 23 points, six rebounds and six assists at Seton Hall (Feb. 15), the first Bluejay with a 23-6-6 line since Ryan Sears (25-8-8) on Jan. 8, 2000...Scored a career-high 35 points vs. Georgetown while making 13-of-19 field goal tries. Also had five rebounds and five assists for CU’s first 35-5-5 line since Benoit Benjamin (45-16-5) on January 19, 1985...Scored 25 points and dished a season-high eight assists at No. 2 Villanova (Feb. 25)...Drained game-winning three-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in BIG EAST Tournament semifinal vs. Xavier (March 10)...Brought home All-BIG EAST Tournament Team honors in New York after averaging 16.3 points and 3.3 assists per game.

2015-16: Redshirted at Creighton
Was allowed to practice with Creighton’s team that finished 20-15 and reached the NIT quarterfinals, but could not play or travel due to his status as a transfer.

2013-15 at Kansas State
Averaged 14.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.6 minutes per game over 62 contests in two seasons at Kansas State...Ranked 10th in KSU history in both three-pointers made (138) and three-point percentage (.373)...Averaged 12.5 points during 29 games as a sophomore, making 24 starts and leading team in scoring average, points, field goals and three-pointers...Was 10th in the Big 12 in scoring average (12.0) as a sophomore...Twice hit game-winning three-pointers to beat nationally-ranked Oklahoma in the final five seconds in 2014-15, hitting a shot with 4.1 seconds left in OT to beat the No. 16 Sooners in Norman (Jan. 10), then hitting a go-ahead three pointer with 4.3 seconds left in regulation vs. the No. 17 Sooners at home (Feb. 14)...ESPN.com National Player of the Week on Jan. 12, 2015 after wins vs. TCU and No. 16 Oklahoma...Led team with 15.5 points per game as a freshman and 79 three-point baskets while starting all 33 games as he was named second-team all-Big 12...Scored in double-figures 27 times as a rookie...Selected to the All-Big 12 Second Team and the All-Big 12 Newcomer Team as a freshman...Twice named USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week in 2013-14...Finished in K-State’s freshman Top 10 in 11 categories, including first in three-point field goals and starts and third in points and minutes...Scored 34 points vs. Texas on Feb. 8, 2014...His 514 points rank seventh-most by a true freshman in Big 12 history...Scored 10+ points in 47-of-62 career games, with 12 games of 20+ points and paced the club in scoring 28 times.

Hirschi High School
PARADE All-American and four-year starter who helped team to 91-41 overall record...Scored 2,388 points in his career, averaging 18.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game...Averaged a double-double each of his last two years with 27.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game as a senior and 24.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game as a junior...Shot 58.6 percent as a senior and 56.0 percent from the field his junior campaign...Owned 35 double-doubles and scored in double-figures over the course of every game his junior and senior seasons, with a career-high of 40 points...Had a triple-double vs. Vernon on Feb. 7, 2012...Coached by Donald Hedge in high school and by Tony Johnson with the Dallas Mustangs...Two-year regional qualifier in the high jump...Honor graduate and member of the National Honor Society.

Awards & Honors
2013-14 All-Big 12 Newcomer Team (Coaches)...2013-14 NABC Second Team All-District 8...2013-14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, 1/6...2013-14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, 2/11...2013-14 Second Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)...2013-14 Second Team All-Big 12 (AP)...2013-14 USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week, 1/7...2013-14 USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week, 2/11...2014-15 ESPN.com National Player of the Week, 1/12...2014-15 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)...2014-15 Lute Olson National Player of the Week, 1/12...2014-15 Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week, 1/12...2014-15 Preseason All-Big 12 (Coaches)...2016-17 All-BIG EAST Tournament Team...2016-17 BIG EAST Player of the Week, 11/28...2016-17 BIG EAST Player of the Week, 12/26...2016-17 CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson All-America Team...2016-17 Creighton Male Athlete of the Year...2016-17 First Team All-BIG EAST...2016-17 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Finalist (5)...2016-17 NABC All-District 5 First Team...2016-17 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Candidate (30)...2016-17 Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team...2016-17 Paradise Jam MVP...2016-17 Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention...2016-17 USBWA All-District VI

Personal
Born June 3, 1995...Son of Melvin and Alvita Foster...Has sisters Genedra Walker (34) and Jennifer Foster (32)...Is a criminal justice major...Chose Creighton because of the culture...Sports hero is Kobe Bryant...Nickname is Swaggy...Best summer vacation was to Disney World.

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