Jeff Foster

Team Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers
Born Jan 16, 1977
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 1999 - present

Jeffery Douglas Foster is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and plays as a center. Foster went to the Texas State University and was picked at 21st overall, by the Golden State Warriors in the 1999 NBA Draft. As soon as he was picked, he was traded out to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Vonteego Cummings and a future first-round pick.

Although Foster just played 19 games in his first season, he was a part of the 1999-2000 Eastern Conference Championship winning team for the Pacers. He was fourth choice in the roster that season although by the next year, he moved up in the rotation as the team was reshuffled. He played 71 games with a 3.5 points average and 5.5 rebounds per game.

The following year, he became a regular starter and started all 48 games until Brad Miller came into the side, from the Chicago Bulls. Foster still held his spot and played all 82 games that season, scoring at 5.7 points per game with 6.8 rebounds per game.

Although he was in the starting lineup the following year as well, in 2002-03, he had a dismal season with 2.1 points per game and only 3.6 rebounds, pushing him back to the bench.

In 2003-04, Brad Miller was traded out to the Sacramento Kings but Foster was still struggling for the starting spot with Scot Pollard, the Pacers’ latest acquisition, being the first choice. However, Pollard played poorly and Foster just grabbed the open spot with both hands, returning to the starting lineup.

Since then, Foster has been a regular fixture in the Pacers’ starting lineup, gaining the fans’ affection with some incredible tip-ins and great rebounds.

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