Sunday, October 7, 2012

Utah's Foster Ends College Basketball Career

David Foster's Utah basketball career is over after the redshirt center re-injured his already surgically repaired foot. Foster missed all of last season with a broken foot.
The 7 foot 3 inch Foster, who holds the school record for 219 career blocked shots, will undergo another surgery this week. He will miss the season and intends to pursue a professional career overseas once healthy again. He could apply for a sixth season of eligibility, but has chosen not to do so, beginning the next phase of his life.
"I'm very disappointed to have to sit out another year at Utah," said Foster. "I will have surgery on my foot and I plan on continuing my career after this year."
Foster has been playing for Utah since 2006. After playing his freshman year and going on an LDS Church mission in North Carolina, he was named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year. One of the few players left from the Jim Boylen era, Foster excited the current coaching staff with his ability to block shots and serve as a last line of defense. Without Foster as center, coach Larry Krystkowiak will use Jason Washburn, who will be expected to build on his junior season.
"We are very disappointed for Dave, especially with all the hard work he's put in and the commitment he made to our program over the last couple of years. It's really a shame that he won't get a chance to play his senior year at Utah. Dave is a great leader for our young team and will continue to be involved with our program. We will see how he responds to surgery and hopefully he can continue his basketball career in the future," said Krystkowiak.
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