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By Bill Traughber, Commodore History Corner
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One of the most decorated players in Vanderbilt history... Leaves Vanderbilt as the school's all-time leading scorer and first Commodore and 22nd SEC player to surpass the 2,000-point plateau (2,011 points)...Also finished his career as VU's all-time leader in field goals made (699) and attempted (1483) and three-pointers made (367) and attempted (872)...Posted the highest single-season three-point total in SEC history in 2007-08 when he made 134 threes... Second all-time in SEC History in career three-pointers made with 366...Named the consensus (AP and Coaches) SEC Player of the Year as a senior, and was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press.
Scored 21 points vs. Austin Peay (11/10), all coming on threes (7)...seven threes tied career-best in a game...also scored 21 points at Toledo and was named SEC Player of the Week for his exploits...Named the South Padre Island Invitational MVP after averaging 18.5 points per game...Scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in SPI Championship game vs. Bradley...Recorded third career double-double against Tennessee State, scoring 22 points and bringing down a career-high 12 rebounds...Made 100th career start at Vanderbilt against Tennessee-Martin. Earned third SEC Player of the Week honor after scoring a season-high 32 points and knocking down a career-high eight three-pointers in win over UMass...Broke Ronnie McMahan's school record for most three-point field goals made in a career in SEC opener against South Carolina...Scored game-high 21 points and made five threes in win at South Carolina (2/9)...Scored game-high 29 points in win over Georgia (2/23)...Tied season high with 32 points and set new single-season record for three-pointers made with 107...Became new all-time leading scorer in Vanderbilt history with 22 points at Arkansas (3/1)...Turned in one of the most remarkable performances in Vanderbilt history against Mississippi State (3/5), scoring 42 points and making nine consecutive threes in the second half and overtime...Named the SEC Player of the Week for the fourth time for his exploits against Miss. State, the first player in SEC history to win the award four times in one season...Scored 26 points and made six threes in SEC Tournament win over Auburn (3/13)...Won the Lowe's Senior CLASS award, given to the nation's premier senior student-athlete...Named to NABC All-District 7 first team, and was named a first-team All-American by Rivals.com, Scout.com, and Basketball Times; earned second-team honors from the Associated Press, the Sporting News, and the USBWA.
Chosen from a pool of 32 college players to the 12-member USA Basketball Pan American Games team that competed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25-29 ... Finished event as squad's second-leading scorer (9.4 points) and third-leading rebounder (4.4 rebounds) ... Team USA took fifth place at the competition, winning its final three games with Foster in the starting lineup...Only SEC player to make the team.
Named Second Team All-SEC by the league's coaches ... Chosen Honorable Mention All-SEC by the Associated Press ... Named NABC All-District 7 Second Team ... Started all 34 games for the Commodores averaging a team-high 32.4 minutes ... Finished eighth in the SEC in scoring with 15.6 points per game ... Ranked ninth in the league in 3-pointers per game (2.18), 11th in field goal shooting percentage (.449) and 14th in 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.346) ... Scored in double figures in 27 games while posting 20 or more points in 10 contests ... Reached double digits in scoring in eight of Vanderbilt's 10 games against ranked opponents, averaging 16.7 points and 4.4 rebounds ... Made at least one 3-pointer in 28 of 34 games played ... Scored a career-high 33 points in Vanderbilt's 99-90 overtime win at South Carolina (2/28) ... Tied Derrick Byars for game-high honors in scoring with 24 points to go along with five 3-pointers in the Commodores' 83-70 win over No. 1 Florida (2/17) ... Netted a career-high seven 3-pointers against ETSU (12/5) ... Tallied two double-doubles on the season with 29 points and 10 rebounds against ETSU (12/5) and 14 points and 10 rebounds at Auburn (1/6).
Named First Team All-SEC by the league's coaches ... Selected to Second Team All-SEC by the Associated Press ... Chosen to USBWA All- District IV squad and NABC Second Team All-District 6 ... Started all 30 games for Vanderbilt, averaging 32.2 minutes ... Ranked sixth in the SEC in scoring, averaging 15.9 points ... Ranked among the league leaders in 3-pointers per game (second with 3.00), 3-point shooting percentage (fourth at .415) and field goal percentage (ninth at .451) ... Ranked second in 3-pointers per game (3.19) and 3-point shooting percentage (.440) during conference play ... Set the school record for most career 3-pointers made by a Commodore by the end of his sophomore year (159) ... Hit 90 3-pointers during the 2005-06 season, ranking fourth in school history. Attempted 217 3-pointers, tying for fifth in school history ... Hit at least one 3-pointer in 28 of Vanderbilt's 30 games... Scored a career-high 30 points, hitting 11-of-20 from the field with six 3-pointers at Alabama (2/8) ... Scored 27 points with six 3-pointers against New Orleans (12/20) ... Scored in double figures in 25 games ... Scored 20 or more points in eight games ... Led the Commodores in scoring 15 times and steals five times.
Named to All-SEC freshman team by the league's coaches ... Played in all 34 games with 24 starts, averaging 22.8 minutes ... Claimed Stallings-era record at Vanderbilt for most 3-pointers (69) and points (312) by a freshman ... Led SEC freshmen shooting 45.5 percent from 3-point range during league play. Finished second in the league shooting 44.5 percent from 3-point range for all games ... Ranked fifth in the SEC hitting 2.5 3-pointers per game during league play ... Ranked third on team in scoring (9.2 ppg) ... Posted 10 or more points 15 times ... Netted 25 points at Memphis (3/23) in the quarterfinals of the NIT. Hit 9-of-17 field goal attempts, including 6-of-11 3-point tries against Memphis ... Scored 25 points against Arkansas (2/19), making 10-of-17 field goals, including 5-of-10 3-pointers ... Posted 19 points at South Carolina (1/26), hitting seven field goals, including five 3-pointers ... Scored 18 points, including six 3-pointers against Florida (1/15) ... Netted 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including a trio of 3-pointers against Cincinnati (12/9) ... Hit 4-of-5 3-point attempts against Alabama (1/5) ... Made first collegiate start against TCU (12/18) ... Led Vanderbilt in scoring five times, rebounds and blocks four times and steals three times.
Bonnabel High School:
Named First Team All-State, All-Metro Most Valuable Player, All-City and All-District as a senior while averaging 23.4 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks ... Helped lead the Bruins to a 21-9 overall mark, a District 7 title and second-round appearance in the 5-A state playoffs as a senior ... Tabbed the ninth-best forward in the nation by Insiders.com and among the top 150 prospects by Rivals.com ... Received First Team All-District, All-Metro and All-City accolades as a junior ... Started all four years in basketball and served as captain his sophomore through senior years ... Named to school's academic honor roll ... Coached in high school basketball by Glenn Dyer.
Shan Donte Foster ... Born Aug. 20, 1986 in Laurel, Miss. ... Son of Anita Harris and John Brown ... Has six siblings, including brothers Jacoby (10) and John (5) and sisters Amaria (14), Senimon (13), Alexandris (11) and Ashanti (7) ... Father is a computer specialist ... Mother is a program specialist ... Majoring in human and organizational development ... Hobbies include playing the piano and singing ... At age 5, started shooting a ball through a hole in a bush at his grandmother's house ... Advice to youngsters: "Keep God first and word hard to make a difference in the lives of the people that you meet" ... Chose Vanderbilt over Kansas, Notre Dame, LSU, Illinois.
Points: 33, at South Carolina (2/28/07);
FG Made: 11, 3x, last at South Carolina (2/28/07);
FG Atts: 21, at South Carolina (2/28/07);
3FG Made: 7, vs. ETSU (12/5/06);
3FG Atts: 13, 2x, last at Alabama (2/8/06);
FT Made: 7, 2x, last at Georgia (2/18/06);
FT Atts: 8, 2x, last at Georgia (2/18/06);
Rebounds: 10, 2x, last at Auburn (1/6/07);
Assists: 7, at Kentucky (1/20/07);
Turnovers: 4, 7x, last at South Carolina (2/28/07);
Blocks: 3, at Rice (1/3/07);
Steals: 4, vs. Kentucky (2/25/07);
Minutes: 44, at South Carolina (2/28/07).