Foster selected to Nike Guards Academy

By The Mercury

Kansas State’s Marcus Foster was one of 12 college guards selected to participate in the Nike Guards Academy, which runs from June 23-25 at Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University in Union, N.J.

The camp is directed by former NBA head coach John Lucas and features instruction by current NBA players Kyrie Irving, Michael Carter-Williams and Trey Burke as well as a number of NBA coaches. In addition to the 12 college players, the academy also includes 20 of the top high school guards in the country.

Foster is one of just six underclassmen at the prestigious camp and joins fellow Big 12 players Juwan Staten (West Virginia) and Isaiah Taylor (Texas).

Foster is coming off one of the best freshmen seasons in school history, as the Wichita Falls, Texas, native led the Wildcats in eight categories, including scoring (15.5 ppg.), double-digit scoring games (27), 20-point games (eight), field goals (177), 3-point field goals (79) and free throw percentage (73.4). He was selected to the All-Big 12 Second Team by both the league coaches and The Associated Press.

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