One of the best basketball players ever to come out of Madera is still competing at a high level and it’s one of the reasons why he has been all over the world.
Derek Foster, who played from 1995-1998, was an All-Tri-River Athletic Conference guard at Madera High. He was the last Madera Coyote to record a triple-double when he scored 26 points with 10 rebounds and 10 steals in the Holiday Invitational Tournament at Fresno City College in 1997.
He went on to play at California Christian University where he led the National Christian College Athletic Association in scoring his sophomore and junior seasons and is the leading scorer in school history.
After graduating from California Christian, Foster has spent the last nine years playing with different teams that have taken him places he would have never seen, including a year with the Shizoukua Gymrats in Japan and a traveling all-star team that did three tours in China...