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Marcus  Foster
2  Marcus Foster
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wichita Falls, Texas

High School:
Hirschi

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

11/24/2014

K-State Beats Purdue 88-79 In Maui Invitational

Marcus Foster scored 24 points in the game

10/22/2014

K-State Men's Basketball Holds Annual Media Day

K-State Players Discuss Upcoming 2014-15 Season

08/14/2014

17 National TV Appearances Highlight Big 12 Slate

The Wildcats will play a school-record 17 times on national television in Big 12 play

02/21/2015

Kansas State at Baylor

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Baylor

01/20/2015

Men's Basketball vs. No. 9 Iowa State (USATSI)

Men's Basketball falls to No. 9 Iowa State, 77-71 (USATSI)

12/06/2014

Kansas State @ Tennessee

Men's basketball, USATSI Gallery -- 12/6/14

11/25/2014

Men's Basketball vs. #3 Arizona

November 25, 2014

01/28/2014

Kansas State vs. Texas Tech (USATSI)

Kansas State vs. Texas Tech (USATSI)

Honors
• 2013 All-Big 12 Second Team (league coaches)
• 2013 All-Big 12 Second Team (AP)
• 2013 All-Big 12 Newcomer Team (league coaches)
• 2013 All-District 8 Second Team (NABC)
• 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Team (league coaches)
• 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Team (Athlon)
• 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Team (The Sporting News)
• 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Team (Blue Ribbon)
• 2015 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (league coaches)
• USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (1/7/2014)
• USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (2/11/2014)
• Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (1/6/2014)
• Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (2/10/2014)
• ESPN.com National Player of the Week (1/12/2015)
• Lute Olson National Player of the Week (1/12/2015)
• Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (1/12/2015)

Career
• Foster scored 875 points in his 2-year career, which ties him for 34th on the all-time scoring list.
• Averaged 14.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting in his career, including 37.3 percent from 3-point range, with 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.6 minutes per game… Connected on 71.9 percent (138-of-370) from the free throw line.
• Foster’s 138 3-point field goals and 37.3 3-point field goal percentage both rank 10th all-time in school history, while his 370 attempts places 9th.
• Foster scored in double figures in 47 of 62 career games played, including 12 20-point games… Led the team in scoring on 28 occasions.

As A Sophomore (2014-15)
• Saw action in 29 games, including 24 starts… Played double-digit minutes in all 29 games, including 30 or more minutes played 14 times… Played season-high 39 minutes vs. UMKC (11/17/14).
• Averaged 12.5 points on 38.8 percent shooting (116-of-299), including 34.7 percent (59-of-170) from 3-point range, with 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 27.8 minutes per game… Connected on 70.3 percent (71-of-101) from the free throw line.
• Led or tied for the team lead in 7 categories, including scoring (12.5 ppg.), points (362), field goals (299), 3-point field goals (59), 3-point field goals attempted (170), double-digit scoring games (20) and 20-point games (4)… First repeat scoring leader since Rodney McGruder (2011-12/2012-13).
• Ranked second in minutes (27.8) and third in field goals (116), free throws (71), free throws attempted (101) and assists (55).
• Ranked among the Big 12’s Top 15 in 4 categories, including 3-point field goals made/game (2.0), scoring (10th), 3-point field goal percentage (10th) and field goal percentage (14th).
• Scored in double figures a team-best 20 times, including on 10 occasions in Big 12 play… Scored in double figures in 9 straight games from Jan. 7 to Feb. 14… Led the team in scoring 10 times, including six occasions in Big 12 played…
• Posted a team-high four 20-point games, including a season-high 24 points vs. Purdue (11/24/14) on 9-of-14 field goals… Also scored 23 vs. No. 3/4 Arizona (11/25/14), Tennessee (12/6/14) and TCU (1/7/15).
• Twice hit the game-winning shot to defeat nationally-ranked Oklahoma, hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left in overtime to defeat the No. 16/18 Sooners (1/10/15) in Norman then the go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds in regulation to upend the No. 17/17 Sooners (2/14/15) at home.
• Connected on 3 or more 3-point field goals 9 times, including a season-best 7 at Tennessee (12/6/14)… Also had 6 vs. No. 3/4 Arizona (11/25/14) and 5 vs. Purdue (11/24/14).
• Led the team in rebounding twice with a season-high 7 vs. Omaha (12/2/14).
• Led the team in assists on 7 occasions with a season-high 7 vs. Savannah State (12/14/14).
• Saw action in 15 Big 12 games with 10 starts… Averaged 12 points on 35.7 percent shooting (56-of-157) in Big 12 play with 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26.9 minutes per game… Connected on 72.3 percent (47-of-65) from the free throw line… Led the team in scoring, points, field goals attempted, 3-point field goals (21) and 3-point field goals attempted (85).
• Ranked 13th in the Big 12 in scoring in league-only games.
• Earned ESPN.com and Lute Olson National Player of the Week as well as Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Jan. 12 after helping K-State to wins over TCU and No. 16/18 Oklahoma.

Summer 2014
• Earned one of 30 college invitations to the prestigious LeBron James Skills Academy, July 9-12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada... The camp included four days of competitive skills workouts and 5-on-5 games to help players showcase their skills to NBA scouts.
• Earned the invitation after a solid performance at the Nike Guards Academy, June 23-25, 2014 in Union, New Jersey, where he was mentored by John Lucas and current NBA players Kyrie Irving, Michael Carter-Williams and Trey Burke.
• One of seven Big 12 players invited to LeBron James Academy, including Kansas' Perry Ellis III and Kelly Oubre, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Iowa State's Georges Niang, West Virginia's Juwan Staten and Texas' Isaiah Taylor.

As A Freshman (2013-14)
• Started all 33 games as a freshman... One of only two players (Will Spradling) to start and play in all 33 games... Tied Michael Beasley for the most starts by a true freshman in school history... Played 30 or more minutes in 20 contests, including a season-best 43 at Baylor (2/15/14).
• Selected to the All-Big 12 Second Team by both the league coaches and The Associated Press... Joined Michael Beasley as the only true freshmen in school history to earn recognition to one of three teams by the league coaches... One of just three true freshmen (along with Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins) to garner a spot on one of three teams in 2013-14... Just the second player in school history to be named to the All-Big 12 Newcomer Team by the coaches.
• Selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 8 Second Team... Twice named CBSSports.com/USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week on Jan. 7 and Feb. 11, 2014... Also earned Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on two occasions (Jan. 6 and Feb. 10, 2014).
• Averaged 15.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting (177-of-418), including 39.5 percent (79-of-200) from 3-point range, with 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.6 steals in 29.4 minutes per game... Connected on 73.4 percent (80-of-109) from the free throw line.
• Posted the seventh-most points (514) by a true freshman in Big 12 history... Ranked second behind No. 1 NBA Draft pick Andrew Wiggins among freshmen scorers in the Big 12... Just the third Wildcat freshman with 500 points in a single season.
• Led the team in eight categories, including scoring, double-digit scoring games (27), 20-point games (eight), field goals, field goals attempted, 3-point field goals, 3-point field goals attempted and free throw percentage.
• Ranked among the Big 12's Top 15 in four categories, including fifth in 3-point field goal percentage and 3-point field goals made (2.4) and 12th in scoring and field goal percentage.
• Finished in the school's freshman Top 10 in 11 categories, including first in 3-point field goals and starts, second in 3-point field goal percentage, third in points and minutes, fourth in games played, fifth in field goals attempted, sixth in field goals and free throws, seventh in assists and ninth in free throw percentage.
• Scored in double figures a team-best 27 times, including on 14 occasions in Big 12 play... Scored in double figures in 10 consecutive games from Nov. 13 to Dec. 21, 2013... Led the team in scoring 17 times, including on nine occasions in Big 12 play... Seven of eight 20-point games came in Big 12 play... Averaged 19.3 points per game in the last 12 games.
• Became the fifth true freshman in school history to a 30-point game with his season-high 34 vs. Texas (2/8/14)... Only six freshmen in Big 12 history have scored more points in a game... The 34 points were the most by a Wildcat since Jacob Pullen had 38 vs. Wisconsin (3/19/11) and the most by a freshman since Beasley had 39 vs. Kansas (3/1/08)...
• His 79 3-pointers were the third-most by a Big 12 freshman and most by a Wildcat rookie... Knocked down at least one 3-pointer in 30 of 33 games, including a season-high 7 vs. Baylor (3/8/14)... The seven treys were the third-most in a conference game in school history and the most since Cartier Martin also had seven at Texas (2/3/07).
• Collected first double-double with 18 points and 10 assists at Baylor (2/15/14)... Led the team in rebounding on four occasions, including a season-best 8 vs. Oklahoma State (1/4/14).
• Was the assists leader in 10 games, including a season-high 10 at Baylor (2/15/14)...
• Paced the team in steals in five games, including a season-best 3 vs. South Dakota (12/10/13).
• Started all 18 Big 12 games... Averaged 16.6 points on 44 percent shooting (103-of-234) in Big 12 play, including 43.2 percent (48-of-111) from 3-point range, with 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 29.3 minutes per game... Connected on 73.3 percent (44-of-60) from the free throw line in league-only games... His 298 points in Big 12 play were the ninth-most by a Wildcat in a conference season... Led the team in scoring, field goals, field goals attempted, 3-point field goals and 3-point field goals attempted, while was second in assists and minutes.
• Ranked among the Big 12's Top 15 in five categories in league play, including third in 3-point field goal percentage, fifth in 3-point field goals made (2.7), 10th in scoring and field goal percentage and 13th in assists.

High School:
• Selected as one of 40 high school seniors to the 2013 PARADE All-America Boys Basketball Team, including one of three from the state of Texas.
• Ranked among the top-50 at his position by a number of outlets, including No. 40 by Rivals.com and No. 45 by ESPN Scouts, Inc. ... Rated as the No. 13 prospect in Texas by TexasHoops.com.
• A four-year starter and lettermen at Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls, Texas... Helped the Huskies to a 91-41 overall record and 33-5 mark in conference play during his career... Guided the team to a 22-8 record, including an 8-0 record in league play, and a trip to the Class 3A Region I title game as a senior in 2012-13.
• Scored 2,388 points in his four-year career... Averaged 18.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in his career... Averaged a double-double in each of his last two years at Hirschi.
• Averaged 27.1 points on 58.6 percent shooting (235-of-401), including 39.7 percent (48-of-121) from 3-point range, with 11.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.2 blocks per game as a senior... Led the team in nearly every statistical category as a senior, including scoring, field goals, field goals attempted, 3-point field goals, free throws, free throws attempted, blocked shots and rebounding.
• Scored in double figures in all 30 games as a senior, including 30 or more points on 12 occasions and 20 or more points 22 times... Registered 22 double-doubles.
• Named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) 3A Player of the Year and Class 3A All-State as a senior... Also selected to the Class 3A All-Region I team... Named to the TABC All-State team as a junior and was the most valuable player of Region I and District 6.
• Invited to the 2013 TABC All-Star Game in San Antonio, where he scored 25 points in helping his squad to a victory in the 1A-2A-3A All-Star Game... Scored 17 points to help the North defeat the South, 111-86, at the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game.
• Averaged a team-high 24.2 points on 56 percent shooting (235-of-419) from the field to go with 10.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.2 blocks as a junior in 2011-12... Scored in double figures in all 27 games with 13 double-doubles.
• Scored a career-high 40 points as a junior vs. Northeast (11/29/11)... Also registered a triple-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists vs. Vernon (2/7/12).
• Was also a two-year regional qualifier in the high jump.
• Coached by Donald Hedge.

Personal
Marcus Franklee Foster was born June 3, 1995 in Wichita Falls, Texas... Parents are Melvin and Alvita Foster... Has two older sister (Jennifer and Genedra)...
• Was an honor graduate at Hirschi and a member of the National Honor Society.
• Selected K-State over California, Creighton, Lehigh, Oklahoma and SMU.
• Played for the Dallas Mustangs AAU program led by Tony Johnson.