OAKLAND -- Former Santa Clara guard Kevin Foster worked out at the Warriors practice facility Saturday morning and said it would be a dream come true"to play so close to his adopted home.
But at the same time I just want to get drafted somewhere,"Foster said. So it's not really a preference."
Foster, Santa Clara's all-time leading scorer with 2,423 points, was of one of six players, including five guards, at the Warriors' practice facility for a predraft workout. It was the third such workout for Foster, who also visited with the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks. Foster said he'll work out for Houston one more time and for the Washington Wizards this week.
Foster, listed at 6-foot-2 and 211 pounds, has been spending most of his time in Houston near his hometown of Katy, Texas since the school year ended. There, he worked with former NBA coach John Lucas in his predraft camp. The Warriors do not own a pick in this year's NBA draft.
"He's really hard on you," Foster said of Lucas. "He doesn't care about your feelings, he just cares about getting you better, and he does that. He's proven that, and I was glad I could work with him."
Foster participated in the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational in April, averaging 11.7 points and 3.7 assists in three games. His performance there helped give him attend a handful of predraft workouts.
With concerns about his passing and his ability to create off the dribble, Foster is not projected to be selected in the June 27 NBA Draft. But Foster said his conditioning and his ball handling have improved since the end of his senior year at Santa Clara, and is open to playing in Europe or the NBA Development League to continue his career.
If this dream doesn't come true, "I still want to play basketball because I love the game,—Foster said. "I just want to continue playing."
Other players at the Warriors' facility Saturday were Chris Babb of Iowa State, Elijah Johnson of Kansas, Devon Moore of James Madison, E.J. Singler of Oregon and Peyton Siva of Louisville.