Greg Foster


2000-01 (#40) 62 2 1.8

Center, #40


Greg Foster’s basketball career has taken him all over the continent, including two stops in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-11 forward-center started his college career at UCLA, where he was averaging 8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 26 minutes per game as a sophomore in 1987-88 before transferring to the Texas El Paso in the middle of the season.

Foster played for 10 NBA teams and joined the Lakers as part of a four-team deal that also brought Emanual Davis, Horace Grant and Chuck Person to Los Angeles in September 2000.

Although he was nearing the end of his playing days and his role on the team was minimal--averaging 2.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game during the regular season and appearing in only one playoff game--Foster’s only season with the Lakers resulted in the only NBA championship ring of his 13-year career.

Foster returned to Texas El Paso in 2010 as an undergraduate assistant coach to Tim Floyd.

— Chuck Schilken
Feb. 12, 2011