June 24, 1928|
|Died||October 27, 1984
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||South Catholic
|College||La Salle (1946–1950)|
|NBA draft||1950 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Stags|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||16, 14, 13|
|1950–1957||Fort Wayne Pistons|
|1960–1962||St. Louis Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||11,198 (13.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||8,041 (9.8 rpg)|
|Assists||1,368 (1.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Foust attended South Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was instrumental in winning the city championship against archrival Southern High School by scoring a last second basket.
A 6'9" center from La Salle University, Foust was selected by the Chicago Stags in the 1950 NBA Draft, but the Stags franchise folded before the start of the 1950-51 NBA season, and Foust joined the Fort Wayne Pistons. On November 22, 1950, Foust scored the winning basket in a 19-18 Pistons victory over the Minneapolis Lakers, the lowest scoring game in NBA history. Foust was tied with Mel Hutchins for the NBA lead in rebounding in the 1951-52 season. In the 1954-55 season, Foust led the NBA in field goal percentage.
Foust later joined the Lakers in 1957, and he also spent two-and-a-half seasons with the St. Louis Hawks.
Foust retired in 1962 with 11,198 career points and 8,041 career rebounds.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com