Shan Donte Foster (pronounced "Shane") is a professional basketball player. Shan's nickname is "Sugar Shan" because of his sweet shooting touch. Foster played shooting guard for the Commodores college basketball team at Vanderbilt University. He is the school's all-time leader in both points and three-point baskets made, and is also among the Southeastern Conference's all-time leaders with consecutive games with a made three-pointer. Foster was selected as an Associated Press second team All-American for the 2007-2008 college basketball season. He was announced as the winner of the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award at the 2008 Final Four.
Foster graduated from Vanderbilt on May 9, 2008 with a degree in human and organizational development. On June 26, 2008, Foster was drafted into the NBA by the Dallas Mavericks with the 51st overall pick.
Shan Foster is a native of Kenner, Louisiana, where he attended Bonnabel High School and served as the basketball team's captain his sophomore through senior years. While playing at Bonnabel his senior year, Foster garnered First Team All-State, All-Metro Most Valuable Player, All-City and All-District honors while averaging a double-double (23.4 points and 10 rebounds). Under Foster's leadership the Bonnabel Bruins finished an impressive 21-9 and claimed their district's title. Foster's success was not limited to the basketball court, as he also made his school's academic honor roll.