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Local youth takes home third in free-throw contest
Daniel Foster of Conyers displayed a sweet shooting stroke as he captured third place in a recent free-throw contest.
Many kids have hoop dreams and slam dunk fantasies to one day play in the NBA. For Daniel Foster, 12, of Conyers, his dream, at least for one night, became a reality.

Recently, Foster took home third place in the 10-12-year-old age group during the statewide free throw contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (Georgia) at Philips Arena before the start of the Hawks' regular season game versus the Orlando Magic.

"I was a bit nervous at first, but it was well worth it," said

Among Foster's many well wishers in the stands and from the Knights of Columbus were his beloved family members.

"It was real exciting," said Gwen Foster, Daniel's mother. "It was like we didn't know the magnitude of it all before we got there. He did really well."
Since its inception in 1972, the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship has seen over 2.5 million boys and girls participating in local, regional and nationwide competitions.

Foster earned the honor of competing with over 200 participants during the local and district competition sponsored by the Conyers Knights of Columbus, which took place at J.P. Carr Gymnasium this past February.

The articulate and well-spoken Foster, who is a sixth grade student at Memorial Middle School, has aspirations to continue his hoop dreams by playing point guard and forward in the Rockdale Youth Basketball Summer League in the coming months.