With only the Euro 2008 final remaining to watch, I spent some time studying the recent NBA draft. In doing so, I came across this video of the Senior Night performance of a Vanderbilt player named Shan Foster. In this game, Foster hit nine consecutive three-pointers, all of which were contested, and scored 42 points against a quality Mississippi State team. One of the three-pointers was the game-winning basket. In his senior year, Foster averaged 20 points per game and shot 47 percent from three-point range.
Foster was taken in the second round of the draft (51st pick overall) by the Dallas Mavericks. He was the SEC’s player of the year. Foster must have some major weaknesses that caused him to be taken so late. Shooting the ball doesn’t seem to be one of them.