Monday, March 17, 2008

Foster named AP Player of the Year

Unlike last year, the Associated Press got it right Monday, naming Vandy senior Shan Foster the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.

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Foster, who received the same honor from the league's coaches last week, joins Dan Langhi as the only Commodore in school history to win the award from both the media and coaches. Byars received the award from the coaches, but not the AP in 2007.

The choice was really a no-brainer, as Foster leads the SEC in scoring, 3-point field goals made, and 3-point field goal percentage, and he's been named a first- or second-team All-American by a number of publications.

"The Truth" will undoubtedly go down as one of Vandy's all-time greats and he will leave as the school's all-time leading scorer, as well the leader in 3-point field goals made and attempted. He is also two points shy of becoming only the 22nd player to reach the 2,000-point barrier in SEC history.

Click here for the rest of the first and second teams. Freshman center A.J. Ogilvy was named as an honorable mention selection.


Greg Viverito said...

I wonder if people appreciate how unbelievable that performance against Mississippi State was. May be the most impressive shooting display in Vanderbilt history when you consider the situation and where he was taking em from.

Jarred Amato said...

this video gives me the chills every time i watch. too bad the students weren't here to witness one of the greatest, if not the greatest, performances in school history.

Chip Robie said...

I completely agree, Jarred. Why can't they Senior night take place when the students are on campus? Would it be sacrilegious to have it on the second to last home game?