Other Farmers: Jeff Fosnes, WRHS 1972

Jeff Fosnes graduated from WRHS in 1972.

At Wheat Ridge High School from 1969-1972, Fosnes was “regarded by many as the best basketball player in state annals. Garnering three years all state, he led the Farmers to two seconds and a third in the state tournament. Averaging over twenty points per game for his prep career, he scored thirty-five points in the first three quarters of the 1971 state title game vs. Mitchell.” Fosnes was named a Sunkist High School All-American in 1972 alongside Robert Parrish and Quinn Buckner.

Jeff Fosnes – Wikipedia

One word can best describe his game: Smooth. The 6-6 forward from the west Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colo., came east to tantalize SEC coaches. The Fos was a complete player. He could score inside against the bangers; he could shoot outside as well as any of the hot-shooting guards in Vandy history. He could out-rebound any player his size; and he could run the break like a track star. He would have been a first-round NBA draft pick, but he made it known he was headed to medical school and would not play in the NBA.

Flashback: Vandy’s splendid septet of 1973-74,” by Howell Peiser, Jan 11, 2005

Jeff Fosnes recalls his career,” by Bill Traughber, March 3, 2010

Jeff Fosnes is now a physician in Springfield, Tennessee:

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