|Posted by Brian Dickmann on October 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM|
When his college basketball career comes to an end in a few months, there is little doubt that Jordan Fouse will go down as one of the most unsung stars in Green Bay Phoenix history.
He has been named to the Horizon League’s All-Defensive Team in all three of his seasons so far and his name is already scattered throughout the program’s record book.
Fouse added to his accolades Wednesday when he was named to the conference’s preseason All-Conference First Team along with Paris Bass (Detroit), Matt Tiby (Milwaukee), Alec Peters (Valparaiso), and Khalil Felder (Oakland).
“Jordan can do a little bit of everything,” Green Bay head coach Linc Darner said Wednesday at the Horizon League’s annual Media Day in Chicago. “No matter what we ask him to do, he’s playing four maybe five positions. You may see him bring the ball up the court for us."
"He’s kind of a jack of all trades.”
Fouse has a very realistic chance of finishing his Phoenix career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder. He enters the season 6th all-time with 734 and needs 213 to reach Dennis Woelffer’s mark set back in 1973. Fouse has grabbed at least 232 rebounds each of his three years, including a Green Bay freshman record 268 during the 2012-2013 season.
Fouse also has a chance to become the Phoenix all-time leader in career steals. He currently has 187 which places him third in the record book behind Rahmon Fletcher (197) and Terry Evans (237).
“I’m pretty good at stealing the ball, so Coach putting in all these traps and pressing and causing defensive havoc is something I feel I can thrive in and help our team do best,” Fouse said.
He is already 2nd in program history in career blocks with 134 but unlikely to surpass Alec Brown who tied the Horizon League record two seasons ago with 309.
He also is just 24 appearances away from cracking Green Bay’s top ten list for most games played.
Fouse expanded his game offensively last season, averaging a career high 7.5 points and 3.7 assists per game as well as a career best 49.8% shooting from the floor. He will likely need to contribute even more on offense this year as Green Bay returns just 40% of its scoring from a season ago.
“My coaching when I was younger taught me to do everything,” Fouse said, “My grandparents, they always have told me just go out there and do whatever you can to help your team, so that’s what I try to do."
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