From CU Sports Info.
Don Vieth, Sports Information Director
LAWTON – Former Cameron men’s basketball All-Americans, Craig Foster and Milton Garner will be reunited with head coach Nate Gamet on foreign soil to play in a two-week trip to China.
Gamet and the Aggie pair will join a dozen other players from across the country to play a series of contests against the Chinese Basketball Association, the country’s top league. The Chinese tour will give those attending an opportunity to play in front of scouts and sign with a professional organization.
“This is a great opportunity for players looking to seek a professional career in basketball,” said Gamet. “I am very lucky for this opportunity, and have tried to reach out to several former players in the Lone Star Conference to get them involved and I am most excited about the opportunity to coach a couple of CU’s most recently decorated players, Craig Foster and Milton Garner once again.”
“These two young men are the “poster child” of what we want our student athletes to be here at Cameron University. They were great for me here both on the floor and off, and have continued to be positive influences in their communities after their time here at Cameron was over. I hope that their experience here at Cameron University was able to shape them in some way for life after college.”
Both Foster and Garner were selected as Lone Star Conference Players of the Year in 2012 and 2013; they are the only two Aggie players to earn the league’s top basketball award.
Garner played for the Aggies from 2009-12, leading the team in scoring during his three seasons, and he was selected to play in the NCAA Division II All-Star game following his senior season; the former CU standout also has played professionally in Brazil. Foster was a four year member of the men’s basketball program and took off in his final two years by leading the Aggies to the NCAA National Tournament in 2013 and was named as the 2014 Basketball Times Division II Preseason Player of the Year.
The tour runs from June 24 – July 7.