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Lexi Foreman selected to play in national Native American tournament

Lexi Foreman (courtesy photo)

Submitted by Owassa Davilla

Lexi Foreman, a 2021 Anadarko (Okla.) High School valedictorian honors graduate, has been selected to play in the All Native American Elite High School National Basketball Tournament hosted by Tribe Athletics in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 25-27.

Foreman is an enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and a descendant of Kiowa Chief Lonewolf, Sac-N-Fox, Shawnee, Oneida Tribes and a descendant of the last Blackfeet Mountain Chief.  She is the daughter of Matt and Alicia Foreman and the paternal granddaughter of the late Patty Botone-Kaubin and Charles Kaubin, the late Bill Foreman, the maternal granddaughter of the late Mary Bointy-Josh and, the late Coleman Josh. 

The national recognition is the most recent honor among many for Foreman this spring.

In April, Foreman was one of the state’s top 20 players selected by the Oklahoma Native All State Association (ONASA) selection committee to play in its All-Star game.  The 12 Native American coaches on the committee had their job cut out for them this year with a record high 160 nominated players. 

While playing in the ONASA All-Star game June 12, Foreman did not disappoint as she came ready to play.  She showcased her natural talent with 23 points, nine rebounds, six steals and six assists, which helped her earn her an invitation to play in the national tournament.  Foreman’s team won the showcase. 

On June 5, Foreman played in the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association (OGBCA) All-State game in Mustang, Oklahoma.  She played for the West team which lost by one point, 61-60, in a back-and-forth game. The West was behind by 20 points in the first quarter.  The East came out hard and took fast control of the game but, the West would not be denied as they fought back and were up by a few points at halftime.  Both teams played hard in the second half trading points. In the end, the East put up a last  shot to win.  The OGBCA named Foreman to its All-State team. Also, the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) named Foreman to its All-Star team for Large schools (4A-6A).

Foreman is an unselfish, hard-working 5-foot-8 guard who excels on both ends of the court. Last season she scored in double digits 15 times while leading Anadarko with 140 rebounds, 107 assists, 105 steals and 17 blocks. 

Foreman brings plenty of versatility and leadership to the court. She can play in any position and excels on defense while producing all around numbers in each category.

Academically, she is just as sound and hard-working. She’s a member of Who’s Who, maintains a 4.0 GPA, is a class valedictorian and has constantly been on the superintendent’s honor roll throughout school.

Foreman will attend the University of Central Oklahoma, where she’ll play basketball.  She aspires to fulfill her lifelong dream to become a pediatrician. 

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