Larry Foust

Lawrence Michael "Larry" Foust (June 24, 1928 – October 27, 1984) was an American basketball player who spent 12 seasons in the NBA and was an 8-time All-Star.

Foust attended South Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was instrumental in winning the city championship against archrival Southern High School by scoring a last second basket.

A 6'9" center from La Salle University, Foust was selected by the Chicago Stags in the 1950 NBA Draft, but the Stags franchise folded before the start of the 1950-51 NBA season, and Foust joined the Fort Wayne Pistons. On November 22, 1950, Foust scored the winning basket in a 19-18 Pistons victory over the Minneapolis Lakers, the lowest scoring game in NBA history. Foust was tied with Mel Hutchins for the NBA lead in rebounding in the 1951-52 season. In the 1954-55 season, Foust led the NBA in field goal percentage.

Foust later joined the Lakers in 1957, and he also spent two-and-a-half seasons with the St. Louis Hawks.

Foust retired in 1962 with 11,198 career points and 8,041 career rebounds.

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