Greg Foster (basketball)

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Greg Foster
No. 42, 44, 35, 40
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1968-10-03) October 3, 1968 (age 45)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Skyline (Oakland, California)
College UCLA (1986–1988)
UTEP (1988–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Pro playing career 1990–2003
Career history
1990 Breogán (Spain)
19901992 Washington Bullets
1992–1993 Atlanta Hawks
1993 Milwaukee Bucks
1993–1994 Papagos Athens (Greece)
1994 Chicago Bulls
1994–1995 Minnesota Timberwolves
19951999 Utah Jazz
1999–2000 Seattle SuperSonics
2000–2001 Los Angeles Lakers
2001–2002 Indiana Pacers
2002–2003 Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,538 (3.9 ppg)
Rebounds 1,691 (2.6 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gregory Clinton Foster (born October 3, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player.

College years[edit]

Foster was born in Oakland, California and attended Skyline High School where he played alongside future NBA point guard Gary Payton. He began his collegiate basketball career at UCLA, playing for the Bruins his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to UTEP. As a junior in 1988-89, he played alongside future NBA stars Tim Hardaway and Antonio Davis. Foster helped lead the Miners to two WAC titles, and as a senior he averaged 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Foster earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from UTEP in 2011.[1]

Professional career[edit]

A 6'11" center-power forward, Foster was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (35th overall pick) of the 1990 NBA Draft. He spent 13 seasons (1990–2003) in the NBA as a member of the Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Toronto Raptors. During his long career, mainly spent as a reserve player, he reached the NBA Finals three times (twice with the Jazz and once with the Lakers) and won a championship ring with the Lakers in 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight, Bill (May 14, 2011). "UTEP basketball assistant Greg Foster gets degree 17 years after Miner days". El Paso Times. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. 

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