Shan Foster: NBA Draft Profile

April 13th, 2008


Shan Foster



College: Vanderbilt

Class: Senior

Position: SG/SF

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 205lbs

Accolades: Second Team All-American – AP (08), Second Team All-American – CHN (08), Second Team All-American – USBWA (08), SEC Player of the Year (08), Second Team All-SEC (07), First Team All-SEC (06), All-SEC Freshman Team (05).   


Scouting Report:  A deadly long-range bomber.


Strengths:   Three-point shooting – hit 367 in his collegiate career.  Also hits his three-point shots at an incredibly high percentage – 46.9% his senior year.  Can knock down shots over defenders.  Shot over 52% from the field his senior year – an incredible number for a wing player who takes a lot of shots.  Very long arms.  Quick and athletic with good hops.  Able to beat defenders off the dribble and hit the pull-up J or take it to the rack.  Good attitude, work ethic and leadership skills.  Tough defender.  Solid rebounder for a swingman.  Very experienced – played four years of big minutes in the SEC.    


Weaknesses:  Thinly built – will need to get stronger for the NBA.  Not an off-the-charts athlete so probably has limited upside.  Not much of a playmaker for a guard – tends to turn the ball over as often as he gets an assist.  Doesn’t get to the free-throw line very often – averaged less than three attempts per game this year.


Projected 2008 Draft Range: Early to mid second round pick.


Consensus:  Foster’s standout senior season has earned him lots of national praise and accolades.  However, he still isn’t considered a first round draft prospect, but his shooting touch will get him drafted in the second round and probably allow him to hang around the League for a while.


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