Andre Foreman, former Finnish Professional Basketball League Player of the Year, is enjoying his first season back in the states and watching his son, Landon Milbourne of the Maryland Terps play. Foreman was able to see his son during the summers and for a few games during the holidays, but not for a full season.
Taking this season off allows him to do just that. Milbourne has responded and is having his best season as a Terp. He is averaging his career best 12.5 points, second on the team in rebounding at 4.5, tied for second in steals with 15, second with blocked shots at 14, and first in offensive rebounds with 28.
Foreman stared at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Maryland, near Ocean City, Maryland. In high school he played every position, at times, for his team. During his Junior year, although the tallest player on the team, he was asked to play point guard. His ability to play all positions on the court was a tribute to his skill level.
He left Decatur with several records under his belt to go play for Salisbury University to play for Coach Ward Lambert.
It was at the college level where his athletic ability begin to really shine. Before he left Salisbury in 1992 he had made history, not only at the college, but at the National Level. In 2002 he was inducted into the University's Hall of Fame. Foreman is the best basketball player in the school's history. He was a Two Time All American, earning the honor as a junior and senior. He was also the NCAA Division III Player of the Year in 1992.
He completed his career as the All-time scoring leader in NCAA Division III history with 2,940 points. He still holds that record, as well as the national record for most career field goals, 1,140. The career scoring record is one of 17 team records he set during his career. He also ranks first in Salisbury history in career rebounds, 1,313, career steals, 261, and career free throws made, 592. He also owns the team scoring records for most points in a season, 914, and most points in a game, 52.
Foreman led the nation in scoring in 1991 with a 31.5 ppg average, and finished his career with a 27.0 ppg average, sixth best in Division III history. He was the MVP of the team in each of his four season, and was captain of the squad as a junior and senior. Salisbury advanced to the NCAA Tournament in his junior and senior years, including a 27 game winning streak in 1992 and a berth in the final eight.
As far as the NBA is concerned, Foreman played in several post college all star games, including one that feature him as the only Division III player playing along side all Division I players. Although several attempts, including tryout with NBA exposure camps and the LA Pro Summer League, he wasn't able to get picked up by a NBA team.
However, Foreman may have opened the doors for other Division III players, including Devon George, who was signed with the Los Angeles Lakers the following year.
Foreman was determined to make basketball his career and he did. He was successful playing in the USBL (Philadelphia Spirit, Jersey Turnpikes and Portland Wave). However, overseas is where he made his career. He has played for Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden and Finland.