North Texas claims 63-62 victory in tournament opener
Wrapped up collegiate career by starting all 32 games during the Owls' 2008-09 season ... all told, played in 117 career games which ties for seventh all-time at Rice ... scored 925 career points (7.9 ppg) ... concluded career with 158 three-pointers made and 475 three-point field goals attempted ... ranks fifth all-time at Rice in three-pointers made and fourth in all-time attempts ... 324 career assists and 117 career assists both rank ninth all-time at Rice.
2008-09: Only player to start all 32 games during the year ... averaged 12 points and three rebounds during senior season ... averaged 4.53 assists to rank fifth in Conference USA while his .846 free throw percentage ranked second in the league behind teammate Connor Frizzelle ... .440 three-point field goal shooting percentage led C-USA and averaged 2.19 treys an outing, eighth-best in the league ... 70 three-pointers made ranks sixth in Rice history while shooting percentage from beyond the arc is fifth-best at Rice.
Began his senior year by going 0-for-2 from three-point range against Portland State, snapping a streak of 13 games in which he made a three-pointer ... was just one game away from moving on the Rice record chart for knocking down at least one three-pointer in consecutive games ... finished with 16 points against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... was six-for-six from the field ... dished out five assists in 38 minutes of play ... had an 11-point, seven-assist game against North Florida ...averaged 11 points and 4.7 in three games of the Basketball Travelers Invitational hosted by BYU and was named to the all-tournament team ... registered first 20-point game of the season, finishing with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists against Texas State ... was 5-for-8 from the field including 5-for-7 from three-point range ... drained a three-pointer with 40 seconds to play and give Rice a one-point lead against Harvard ... went on to make four straight free throws to ice the win over the Crimson ... was 4-for-7 from the field and made 7-of-8 free throws ... led Rice with 18 points ... in addition to an 8-for-8 performance at the free throw line, finished with 16 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in the Owls' victory over UALR.
Started Conference USA play at Tulane with his 100th career appearance ... finished with 11 points and also had a team-high five assists in 32 minutes of play ... after suffering a sprained ankle that sidelined him the final five minutes of the second meeting with Tulane later in January, was questionable for the East Carolina game three days later ...
ended up starting against ECU and scored 12 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out five assists in 37 minutes of play ... at Houston scored 20 points, going 6-for-13 from the field including 4-of-10 from three-point range ... also had four rebounds and four assists against the Cougars ... five three-pointers against Southern Miss was part of a school-record 16-trey game ... scored 20 points against USM, going 6-for-10 from the field including 5-of-7 from behind the arc ... also had eight assists ... performance came despite being ill and requiring an IV at halftime ... in overtime loss at East Carolina, sent the game to OT with a three-pointer with 11.2 seconds to play in regulation ... matched a career high with 24 points ... drove for a layup with 13.1 seconds to play to secure a 69-66 win at UCF ... scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting ... tied a career high by making six, three-pointers in the game ... scored 12 points and had six assists in the Owls' first-round victory over Marshall at the Conference USA Tournament ... also had three rebounds and two steals.
2007-08: During the final week of the regular season, suffered a broken hand during practice ... became the second Owl player to be leading the team in scoring when he suffered a significant injury ... was averaging 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and had a team-leading 79 assists (3.2 pg) ... ranked 12th in Conference USA in assists and his 1.52 steals per game (38 total) ranked sixth at season's end ... played in a total of 25 games, starting 21 including the last 10 in which he competed ... had played 36+ minutes in each of the Owls' four games prior to the injury ... ranked in the top 10 in C-USA in minutes played (33.8 pg) before being sidelined ... in addition to missing the last three games of the season, suffered a knee injury the first week of league play and missed two games.
Scored a career-high 24 points against Tulane in Katy's Leonard E. Merrell Center ... the Katy native was 5-for-12 from the field and knocked down 3-of-7 three-pointers in addition to sinking 11-of-12 free throws against the Green Wave ... also had four assists and four steals in the game ... along with 12 points and three rebounds, equaled a career high with six assists against UAB ... fell a field goal shy of tying the career mark later in Conference USA play when he finished with 22 points at Houston ... had a career-high seven assists against UH and would have a hand in 15 of the Owls' 23 field goals ... against the cross-town rival Cougars, set career records for field goals made (8) and field goal attempts (22) as well as three-pointers made and attempted (6-of-16) ... the 16 three-point attempts set a Rice game record.
Prior to 2008 C-USA Play: Started five of the team's first seven games before coming off the bench against Texas State and Texas ... scored 17 and 13 points, respectively, in the two games off the bench .... played all 40 minutes in road game at Texas A&M ... scored eight points on 3-for-13 shooting and had three rebounds, an assist and a steal against the Aggies ... scored 14 points at Oklahoma in final nonconference game of the regular season.
2006-07: As he did as a rookie, played in every game during the year (32) ... started the last three games of the year, all at the C-USA Tournament ... averaged 4.4 points and 1.3 rebounds for the year ... scored season-high 16 points vs. Paul Quinn College in 2006-07 opener, making 4-4 three-pointers ... poured in 11 points at Houston (4-5 FGs) in his only other double-figure scoring game of the year ... scored nine at home against both Houston and Tulane ... third on team with 47 assists.
2005-06: Competed in all 28 games ... often was the first man off the bench ... averaged 4.3 points and and 1.6 rebounds for the year while seeing 19 minutes of action per game ... scored 10 points in victory over Prairie View A&M and nine at Southern Miss including two huge three-point baskets ... also scored eight points vs. UAB and at Oregon ... had season-high six assists against New Mexico Highlands ... shot 73.1 percent from the free throw line and had 53 assists.
Mayde Creek High School: A 2004 graduate of Mayde Creek High School ... was a three-year starter for coach Ojay Heil... Led the Rams to a 25-9 record as a senior with a 18.7 scoring average... Also averaged 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals... District 19-5A Most Valuable Player... MVP of Katy Tournament... First-team all-region... 2004 McDonald's All-American nominee... Third-team all-city... Team captured the KISD Classic championship... As a junior, shot 87 percent from the free throw line which was the second-highest percentage in the TABC... Posted a 4.2 gpa on 4.0 scale... Favorite subject is mathematics... TABC Academic All-State Boys Team... 2004 National Achievement Scholarship Program Outstanding Participant... National Society of High School Scholars member.
Personal: Rodney Patrick Foster was born Sept. 2, 1985, in Houston ... son of Wilfred and Gilda Foster ... has one brother ... majoring in mathematics at Rice ... Jones College.