AURORA | A profile look at Smoky Hill senior Kenny Foster, who is set to play for Team East (full roster) in the fourth A-Town All-Star Boys Game set for Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Smoky Hill High School. The boys game is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30 p.m. following the slam dunk contest (game information):
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School: Smoky Hill High School
2018-19 averages: 27.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game
Season highlights: Foster played at a level that had most observers considering him as the best player in the state — which was validated when he was named Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year — and his play helped elevate a roster with a lot of turnover to a second straight trip to the Class 5A Great 8 and a 20-6 overall record. The University of Wyoming signee’s prep career ended with a five-point loss in the quarterfinals despite his game-high 30 points, the 11th time he passed the 30-point mark during the season for coach Anthony Hardin’s team. Foster finished with an average of 27.1 points per game, tops in 5A by a full five points per contest, and 10.1 points per game higher than his junior season. One of only three Aurora players to average a double-double, Foster also nabbed a team-best 10.8 rebounds per contest and had 21 double-doubles. The top vote-getter in All-Centennial League voting also led his team in blocked shots per game (1.8 bpg) and was second in assists (3.7 apg) and steals (1.4 spg). Foster will play in the A-Town All-Star Game for the fourth time.
Foster vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (30 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists); vs. Cherokee Trail (27 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists; 37 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists); vs. Grandview (19 points, 10 rebounds; 20 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks); vs. Overland (29 points, 11 rebounds; 23 points, 11 rebounds); vs. Eaglecrest (32 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists; 37 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists)