2016-17 Stats: 18.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.4 APG
Why they are here
After a tumultuous start to his career at Kansas State, Marcus Foster has found his spot in Omaha with Creighton. As a pure scorer, Foster was second in the Big East in scoring. Although he’s never been a great shooter, Foster is a strong guard who can beat people off the dribble. He can finish at the rim, and is at least adequate defensively. Although he could improve in assisting and passing to open shooter, that has never been his game as his niche will always be a scoring guard. And in that regard, he is about as good as they come.
Role on this year’s team
Creighton was rolling last year before Maurice Watson was injured and ultimately suspended. Foster was a great fit next to Watson, who averaged 8.5 assists per game. This allowed Foster to really find space on the court and get into scoring position. Without Watson this season, Foster will have to take much more of a leadership role on the team. He will need to create his own space more, and will shoulder even more of the scoring burden. However, if Foster can improve his jump shot even just a bit I think that he will be able to have a successful senior season for the Bluejays.
College Season/ NBA Prospects
Foster’s lack of a knock down jumper will doom him when it comes to his NBA prospects, in my opinion. There are simply too many other players with his build and skill set that can also shoot from NBA range. Although he may be able to prove me wrong, I do think that he could be a great fit either in Europe or in the G-League if he decides to go that route.