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Creighton guard Marcus Foster named a finalist for Jerry West Award

Posted: 12:14 PM, Feb 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-06 18:15:41Z

Creighton guard Marcus Foster was named one of the ten finalists for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award, announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame earlier today.

The Jerry West Award is given to the top shooting guards in Division I men's college basketball.  A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates in October, which has now been narrowed to just 10.

"Jerry West is widely respected as one of the greatest shooting guards to ever play the game," John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame said. "It is no secret his work ethic and drive for excellence is what set him apart, and we know his continued role in the NBA as a talent evaluator will be extremely valuable as we take a deeper look at our candidates."

Foster averages 19.9 points per game and has made 67 three pointers this season while shooting 50.7 percent from the field.