NBA Draft: Would Shan Foster Be A Star In Denver?

Sean StancillSenior Writer IMay 6, 2008

The Vanderbuilt Commodores had a special season last year. The Commodores were undefeated after 16 games and one of their main reasons for the strong season was senior G-F Shan Foster.

Shan averaged 20.3 PPG, 4.9 RPG, and 1.1 SPG. Foster also shot 46.9% from downtown.

Here are several great performances during the 2007-08 season 

42 points against Miss St. (W) 

32 points against UMASS (W)

32 points against Tennessee (W)

26 points against Wake Forest (W) 

29 points against Georgia   (W)

22 points against Bradley   (W) 

21 points against Alabama (L) 

20 points against Kentucky  (L)

Foster would be a good fit in Denver because:

1. Foster can become a subsitute for shooting guard J.R. Smith who will be seeking a mid level contract this offseason. The Nuggets will be involved in perhaps a bidding war for the services of Smith and Shan makes a nice replacement. Foster also can be molded and groomed into the ideal player for George Karl and company; a lock to me.

2. Shan has shown improvement in every year he's been at Vanderbuilt. If Foster played with the Nuggets today he would third on the team in scoring, first in three point shooting, and third in steals per game. 

3. #32 would bring hope and promise to the Nuggets who are currently lost. Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony trade rumors have been swirling around the league ever since another first round exit, but all that can be solved with a good draft.