Former Arizona Wildcats guard Kyle Fogg wrapped up what he hopes will be a career-boosting season by being named the player of the year in Finland by Eurobasket.com, and he shared the news via Instagram.
"I owe it all to God, my family, the people who helped me last summer and my teammates," Fogg posted. "I couldn't have won it without them. I had great teammates who made the game easier for me, and a coach who let me play my game. It feels great to be on the right track and this only makes me want to work harder."
Playing a scoring point guard role, Fogg averaged 27.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game while shooting 39.7 percent from three-point range for his team in Lapua. He drew widespread attention when he dropped 51 points during one game.
A shooting guard at UA, Fogg told the Star earlier this week that he's hoping his performance will help him gain another chance with an NBA team. He's already worked with the Houston and Denver organizations, but says he now has the confidence and experience of playing the point.
"It was great for me to be able to play the point and really come alive at the position," Fogg said. "I had a lot of great experience playing the point. I was able to have a big role for that team and my confidence is on a roll right now."
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