Unheralded Freshman Foster Driving K-State Success

By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer
By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer
There was no reason to suspect that Marcus Foster would be the driving force behind Kansas State

Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) tries to go around Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ There was no reason to suspect that Marcus Foster would be the driving force behind Kansas State's surprising success.

Heck, it even caught him by surprise.

Yet the lightly recruited guard out of Wichita Falls, Texas, just scored 34 points in a win over then-No. 15 Texas. The talented freshman followed that up with a game-high 20 in Monday night's upset of No. 7 Kansas.

Foster says he's ``in disbelief'' over how quickly he's gotten up to speed in big-time college basketball, while Kansas State coach Bruce Weber praised his driven nature.

Foster is averaging 15 points while leading the Wildcats to a 17-7 record, and a 7-4 start in the Big 12, putting them just two games behind the Jayhawks in the league race.


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