MEDFORD, Ore.— St. Mary’s forward Trevahn Foster has made highlight-reel blocks a habit this season, and he’s the subject NewsWatch 12’s Amateur Athlete profile.
Arguably southern Oregon’s most feared shot blocker, Foster is only a sophomore and in his first year as a varsity player.
"It just brings energy to the team out on the floor, on the bench, everybody loves it,” Foster said. “I love it. It just brings more enthusiasm."
Kevin Dixon, his coach, attributes the ability to him being left-handed and being able to quickly block shots coming from right-handed shooters. He also said he appreciates Foster’s defensive ability, as long as is doesn’t result in foul trouble.
“That comes with blocking a lot of shots sometimes,” Dixon said. “He's much better on the floor than he is sitting on the bench."
Getting off the bench is exactly what’s allowed Foster to shine this year.
He transferred from Crater after his freshman season, and has now found a home in St. Mary’s. For the next three years, his shot blocking ability will be front and center on the varsity stage.
“It means something big to me. I’m out here starting varsity as a sophomore,” Foster said.