OMAHA, Neb.. — Creighton guard Marcus Foster has agreed to play in the NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings after going undrafted on Thursday night.
A senior from Wichita Falls, Texas, Foster became the first player in program history to earn First Team All-BIG EAST honors twice. He led Creighton with 19.8 points per game while also adding 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a senior. Foster ranked 47th in the nation this year in both three-pointers per game (2.88) and three-point percentage (.413), as well as 49th in points per game (19.8) and 51st in three-pointers made (95). He scored 10 or more points in 31-of-33 games this season and in just two seasons finished 21st in school history with 1,292 points as a Bluejay. Among active Division I players during the 2017-18 season, Foster ranked tied for 10th nationally with 306 career three-pointers.
Foster also joined Bob Portman and Doug McDermott as the only Bluejays to ever post multiple seasons of 600 or more points. Foster was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press and was a two-time finalist for the Jerry West Award, given to the nation’s best shooting guard.
Four former Bluejays spent time in the NBA last year, Kyle Korver (Cleveland Cavaliers), Anthony Tolliver (Detroit Pistons), McDermott (New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks) and Justin Patton (Minnesota Timberwolves). Foster’s teammate in the Creighton backcourt the past two years, Khyri Thomas was selected No. 38 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday and traded a short time later to the Detroit Pistons.
Coached by Greg McDermott, Creighton went 21-12 in 2017-18. The Bluejays tied for third place in the BIG EAST Conference and reached the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last seven seasons.