INDIANA, Pa. – Former Meadville Area High School standout and IUP junior guard Armoni Foster was named the 2022 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Year, the league announced Friday.
Foster was joined on the Western Division First Team by a pair of teammates and fellow District 10 alums, redshirt junior Dave Morris (Strong Vincent) and sophomore Ethan Porterfield (Sharon.).
Foster is putting together one of the best seasons in program history as he’s led the Crimson Hawks to a No. 3 national coaches ranking, a sixth straight PSAC West regular-season title, and 27-2 record entering the weekend. Foster is averaging 19.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game in 29 starts this year.
He has 14 20-point games this year, including three games of 30 or more, and his 567 points are the 16th most in a single season in program history. Foster is one of three Division II players with multiple triple-doubles this season, while also tallying five double-doubles.
Foster’s 7.0 assists per game are fourth in Division II, while his 202 total assists are second all-time in IUP history and is 15 away from tying Devante Chance’s program record of 217 (2014-15).
Morris is averaging 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. He’s also among the national leaders with 66 steals, a 2.4 per game average.
The 2019-20 freshman of the year in the division, Porterfield is IUP’s second-leading scorer at 17.4 points and leading rebounder at 7.4 boards per game. He heads into the weekend with 26 double-figure scoring games, including 10 of 20-plus points, and is among the national leaders with a 58.4 field goal percentage and 51.1 3-point field goal percentage.
The other first-team selections were Philip Alston (Cal U.), John Paul Kromka (Pitt-Johnstown), MiyKah McIntosh (Mercyhurst) and Fred Mulbah (Pitt-Johnstown).