Foster Talks About Being Named Player of the Month
Santa Clara senior guard Kevin Foster is the West Coast Conference Player of the Month for November 2012. Foster averaged 21.7 points per game in leading the Broncos to a 5-1 month, their best start since 1968.
Foster connected on 46.9% of his field goal attempts, 40% from beyond the three-point arc (20-for-50), and 86% from the free throw line. In addition, Foster averaged 4.2 steals -- tops in the nation last month -- and 4.2 assists per contest. He scored 21+ points four times last month.
"Congratulations to Kevin for starting the season strong and coming back with a successful start given the adversity we faced at the end of last season," said Bronco head coach Kerry Keating. "For him to be recognized as the Player of the Month with the caliber of players we have in this conference is a special recognition. It says a lot about him, his teammates and staff. I know he is and we are all looking forward to building on it."
"Being named West Coast Conference Player of the Month is a special honor," said Foster, who dropped 32 pounds in the off-season and is weighing in at 209 these days. "With players in our league like Elias Harris of Gonzaga, Matthew Dellavedova of Saint Mary's, Brandon Davies of BYU, Antony Ireland of LMU – the list goes on and on – it really says something. I know my teammates and I have worked really hard in the off-season to come back strong this year. Our work is far from over. We know we have a ways to go. I am happy to see how strong Marc Trasolini has come back from his knee injury. Evan Roquemore is doing a good job running the offense as well."
Foster passed Kurt Rambis to become Santa Clara's all-time leading scorer with 1,849 points in the Broncos 74-62 win at Saint Louis on Nov. 14 when he scored 30 points. In addition to being the school's all-time leading scorer, he is also No. 1 in field goal attempts (1,494), threes attempted (912) and threes made (335).
He currently sits third in West Coast Conference annals with 335 career three-point field goals made, just one behind Jared Stohl of Portland (336, 2007-11). The WCC record in a career is help by Jeff Fryer. He made 363 from 1987-90. Foster already holds the WCC record with 140 threes made in a season (2010-11).
Also nominated for WCC Player of the Month: Brandon Davies, BYU; Elias Harris, Gonzaga; Lorne Jackson, Pepperdine; Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's; Johnny Dee, San Diego; Cole Dickerson, San Francisco