Thursday, March 06, 2008

Amazing, just absolutely Amazing!

Update: Shan Foster was named SEC Player of the Year

I have sat here and tried to describe what I saw Shan Foster do last night, Senior night, at Memorial Gym--to literally snatch victory from the jaws of defeat -- to the tune of nine times. Nine straight 3's to send the game to overtime and win in overtime, after going 0-6 before the nine.

I cannot describe it. It was so emotional because his effort transcended a mere sporting activity. The most amazing part was how God was glorified. Shan is an devout Christian young man who gives God all the credit and Shan did it very publicly last night. The coach even alluded to the affect that Shan has had on him personally. God works in mysterious ways, and maybe this is one of them.

The best I can do is post a link here to the Vandy site where anyone curious can watch video, listen to comments, and read an article on this incredible feat. My favorite is the Miss. St. coach's post-game comments on what Shan did. The Miss. St. coach is a class act.

So I will leave you with the links and a quote from an article on the game.

"This is the first game I hit nine 3s. To hit nine in a row, that blows my mind," Foster said. "I mean there's a big difference between hitting nine in shooting practice with Red (Alex Gordon) when we're challenging each other and hitting nine in a row with the other team trying with everything in them to stop you from shooting the ball ...
that amazed me. That was crazy.

My teammates did a great job of finding me when I was open. God took care of the rest. Some of those shots, I was amazed. I was deep on a lot of them," Foster said, shaking his head. "I put it up there, and the Lord took care of the rest. That's the only way I can describe it."

Foster Lights Up Mississippi St. in Overtime Thriller


jettybetty said...

I love it when God is glorified so publicly!

Glad to hear your family is doing well!

JMG said...

Wow, two blog posts in one week! And I missed it!

Tony Arnold said...

Slowly back in the saddle.