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    Default Look what

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    Default Will Foster Signs with Penafiel in Portugal

    Good for Will! I'm looking forward to seeing how this works out for the big guy! Hope the Mods will move this to Old Dogs after folks on the MBB have had a chance to see it.

    From Eurobasket:
    Penafiel signed 2 player ,the first is Jose Almeida (199-F-86) the portuguese 6'7 forward that last season represented Porto,he also played n Spain in the past,he is 25 years old and represented the youth level of the portuguese national team in the past.

    The second player is american is 7'5 , Will Foster (226-C-88, college: Gonzaga) ,will be the tallest player in the league,he is 22 years old ,center,and last season played in college for Gonzaga a good program,and was already playing in NABL a american league before joining the team.
    Here's a google translation of a Portuguese language story:
    Came nervous, is shy and measures 2.26 meters
    MARTHA FERNANDES

    Will Foster got "nervous" and confessed as soon as practically had "overslept." For those who thought the top of its 2.26 meters, such confession sounded strange, but the truth is that since the end of yesterday is the tallest man living in Portugal was almost the unknown. Penafiel, city of the basketball club that will host this season - and Londrick Nolen and Jeremy Goode, who arrived with him - he knows just what he found on the Internet. "It has about 70 000 people and a big castle." How? Castle, there is explained to him. But just go to Google to understand them, so the main images of town are the castle of Peñafiel ... Spanish.

    That is one of the highest basketball players of today - Yao Ming, the NBA's largest, has 2.29 meters - will be the biggest attraction in the Portuguese league, not by gambling, which only time will discover, but by height, which exceeds 2.22 m and Sergo Atuashvilli Alan Bannister, former players and Gaia Barreirense, respectively. "My mother is 1.80 meters and was the size of her when she was 10, my dad measured 2.00 meters. I'm used to being high, and that's good. Points. I know people easily, and all are friendly to me. " Will the high end of its 22 years, defines itself as "a sociable guy." And also funny. When told that the president of your club name, Sergio Rodriguez, had already erected a bed with special measures, responded promptly: "Awesome! I'm going to sleep 12 hours straight ..."

    Natural Bonney Lake, Washington, Will Foster made a career of Gonzaga in the university team, the Bulldogs, this being his first experience outside the United States. "I came on instructions from my agent, but I like to explore new places. From kid who got the passion to learn about other cities, walking alone. I adapt myself well."

    "I am shy with girls," he said, assuring that "being high is no problem, and to play, is an advantage." Sure, it lacked what brought him to Portugal. "I love playing basketball. ... I've always been so and is not to be loud!"
    Good luck, Will, and Best Wishes!

    I sincerely hope that folks will abstain in this thread from the usual practice of some to wish players bon voyage by critiquing their game and suggesting ways they could/should improve ... Just hoping ....

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    He is one of my favorite zag personalities. It really makes my day feel better to know he is playing and I expect he will get better year after year.
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    Kick butt, Will!

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    Love it!! Good luck Big Will
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    Google needs to learn to differentiate between the words 'high' and 'tall'...I know it's a literal translation, but it sounds pretty funny if you don't know what they're talking about...

    "being high is no problem, and to play, is an advantage."


    Anyway good luck Big Willy!
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    Good for you! Have a great time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullzag23 View Post
    Google needs to learn to differentiate between the words 'high' and 'tall'...I know it's a literal translation, but it sounds pretty funny if you don't know what they're talking about...




    Anyway good luck Big Willy!
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    Okay, so one of the first things the frustrated traveler in me always wants to do when one of our guys gets a gig outside the States is find out what I can about the location.

    Penafiel is located about 20 miles from Porto, on the northern coast of Portugal. Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage site, so you know it's got stunning sites and is packed with history. It's also Portugal's second largest city and has an international airport. I'd love to visit there!



    It looks like an absolutely gorgeous area! Will should have great opportunities for travel and lots of great history and scenery. Hope his Mama packed a great camera for him to use while he's there.



    Street scene in the town of Penafiel:



    Photo of a church in Penafiel:




    All right, end of travelogue. I hope Will's basketball, social, and cultural experiences in Portugal turn out to be great!

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    Just make sure he doesn't join any Portuguese suicide squads
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    Congrats to Will for landing a paying gig related to hoops. . .hell, given the economy, congrats for landing a paying gig, period !


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    Default just for fun...

    Box score from one of Penafiel's pre-season tournament games. Despite all the small type, one stat should jump off the page at you.



    (and if for some reason you need a hint, click)

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    Cool

    Looks like those four years of practice from the charity stripe have finally begun to pay off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Looks like those four years of practice from the charity stripe have finally begun to pay off.
    Big Will put up an impressive stat line!
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    Default Will Foster Leaves Penafiel

    Wow.
    Will Foster is no longer the player Penafiel. Who would be the "top basketball league (2.26 meters) defected from the club Douro, last Thursday, leaving only a note in the apartment, apologizing for the behavior and Wishing good luck to Officials, coaches and colleagues. Who would be the top basketball league (2.26 meters) defected from the club Douro, last Thursday, leaving only a note in the apartment, apologizing for the behavior and wishing good luck to officials, coaches and colleagues.

    The heads of Douro Were Completely surprised by the initiative of the U.S., But Were Already Warned sport in output to Will Foster. The heads of Douro were completely surprised by the initiative of the U.S., but in sport were already warned to output Will Foster. It Is That Lack of adaptation of the athlete was notorious, so Were Already refer to other players for That position. It is that lack of adaptation of the athlete was notorious, so were already refer to other players for that position.

    "The subject is Delivered to the legal department," he said, only Sergio Rodriguez, limiting his comments carefully. "The subject is delivered to the legal department," he said, only Sergio Rodriguez, limiting his comments carefully. The President has the right of Penafiel to request a claim to Will Foster and this runs the risk of not playing for another club, since You Can follow the complaint to FIBA. The President of Penafiel has the right to request a claim to Will Foster and this runs the risk of not playing for another club, since you can follow a complaint to FIBA.

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    Very strange.. I hope all is well with Will.

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    Will was at the GU women'soccer game on Sunday. Will said he was looking for work in the Seattle area, or maybe New Mexico. A close friend said that being overseas was different than he expected, but didn't elaborate. I speculated that the language, diet etc were probably factors and they concurred. Everything was so different.

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    Default Will Foster Playing for Idaho Stampede

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    I think if he ever fully commits to basketball with a passion he will do very well. Thanks for the link.
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    Buddy, you mean he was not committed to basketball when he was here? We paid the guy 50k a year to get an education and play ball. I sure as hell hope he was committed, although God Bless Him, ineffective.

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    Default Meehan Roundup

    Sounds like Will Foster will make the roster of the D-League Idaho Stampede in Boise. Foster on his GU days: “There was a lot of frustration. It's a great program, but I found out I didn't fit into their system.” Stampede coach: “We're not developing Shaq here.” Ex-GU assistant Leon Rice (now at Boise State): “Will is all about potential. He oozes with#potential.”

    He didn't fit? What does he mean? Lack of coordination and strength, rebounding, and scoring for a 7'5!! I have to laugh at that quote!

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    Default It is not easy to be green...

    I always thought Will was a very unhappy person and I hope he finds what he is looking for...

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    Stampede coach: “We're not developing Shaq here.”
    Kind of an odd thing to say. Is the coach ripping on his own player? But, I'll admit, the comment made me snicker.
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    What "system" do you think you'd fit into, Will? He's obviously a little bitter.

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    Good kid. He didn't fit...he was a project wile he was here. I always thought Few or someone could have done more for this giant kid. Not sure why he wasn't developed. I do hope he does well though.
    ALL the time we have kids who come with potential and rarely does one find the pros...here or in Europe. It's just the way it is. Will can find something. I hope he does.

    Boise coach sounds like a silly person. I bet his name is Dick.
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