Saint John Riptide announce the signing of first year pro Craig Foster for the 2016-2017 NBL Canada season.
A native of Lawton, Oklahoma, Foster played college basketball at Cameron University for four seasons. The floor general earned NCAA Division II All-American honors, as well as Lone Star Conference Player of the Year, in his junior season with the Aggies. As a senior, Foster was named Preseason National Player of the Year for NCAA Division II.
A Native American, he spent about half of the 2015-16 season with the semi-pro Native Pride of the American Basketball Association, averaging 15.6 points, 10.4 assists, and 2.5 steals.
“Craig comes highly recommended to me from one of my former players and MVP of NBL CANADA Championship series, DeAnthony Bowden. DeAnthony, who has been training him and working out with him the last two years, is really high on him,” says Coach Rob Spon. “Craig has everything you want from a point guard; he plays tough defense, runs the offense, pushes the ball, can get to the basket and either pass or score.”
Foster’s arrival in Saint John marks the beginning of a new era in his career.
“Hitting the professional level is a feeling I’ll never forget,” said Foster. “When I got the call and heard the news from my big brother DeAnthony Bowden…I gave him that look like it’s ‘go time’. This is what I’ve been working for everyday! It’s my time to show what’s been missed out on!”