Averaging 27.5 ppg in 2 WCC Road Wins, Foster Named WCC Player of the Week For Second Time This Season
For the second time this season, Santa Clara senior guard Kevin Foster is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week after he averaged 27.5 ppg, including 57.1 percent from beyond the arc (12 of 21). Foster averaged 27.5 points per game in a pair of Broncos road wins last week. The Broncos won both road games at USF, winning 85-54, and Pepperdine last week to move to 14-6 and 3-3 in the WCC.
In two WCC road games last week, Foster averaged 27.5 ppg in 33 mpg, hitting six threes in both victories. Foster has reached double figures 18 times in 20 games this season and has topped the 20-point mark 12 times. It was his 56th career game with 19+ points.
Foster shot 62.5 percent for the week (20 of 32), hitting 57.1 percent of his threes (12 of 21). He also scored his first career double-double at USF with 27 points and 10 rebounds. On the week he averaged 6 rpg, 3.0, apg and 2.5 spg.
For the season, Foster leads the team with 20.2 ppg, good for third in the WCC and 14th nationally, and is averaging 23.2 ppg in West Coast Conference play, good for second in the league. He leads the league in steals and threes per game and is No. 6 in assists. He is No. 7 nationally in steals and No. 12 in threes per game.
Foster set the WCC record for threes vs. BYU on Jan. 12 (which wasn't in the top 25 in NCAA history) and has already jumped up to No. 17 in NCAA history with 378 career threes. He has 2,095 career points and will be only the fourth player ever to score 2100 points in the WCC in the coming weeks. He needs 22 points to move to No. 3 all-time in the WCC and will pass USF's Bill Cartwright.
He is crushing the Santa Clara career records books this year. He is already No. 1 in points, field goal attempts, threes made and threes attempted. He is also on pace to break the school record for field goals made, minutes played and games started.
Santa Clara hosts Cal State Bakersfield at 7 pm on Wednesday before traveling to San Diego for a game on Saturday.