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Adonal Foyle
Adonal Foyle
Personal information
Born March 9, 1975 (1975-03-09) (age 42)
Canouan, Saint Vincent and
Grenadines
Nationality Saint Vincent and Grenadines Flag Vincentian
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 270 lbs (122 kg)
Career information
High school Hamilton
(Hamilton, New York)
College Colgate (1994-1997)
NBA Draft 1997/ Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 1997-2009 (12 years)
Position Center
Career history
1997-2007 Golden State Warriors
2007-2009 Orlando Magic
2009 Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-American – USBWA (1997)
  • Third-team All-American – AP (1997)
  • 2× Patriot League Player of the Year (1996, 1997

Adonal Foyle (born March 9, 1975 in Canouan, Saint Vincent and Grenadinesis) a retired Vincentian professional basketball player. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 8th overall selection of the 1997 NBA Draft. He played ten seasons with the team until the team bought out his contract on August 13, 2007. He had been the Warriors' longest-tenured player.[1]

Early life and college career

At the age of 15, Foyle was adopted by Joan and Jay Mandle, professors at Colgate University.[2]

He played collegiately for the Colgate University Raiders, where he was the school's all-time leading rebounder and 2nd all-time leading scorer. He left as the NCAA's all-time leader in blocked shots with 492, despite playing only three college seasons (his record was broken by Wojciech Myrda in 2002[3]).

Foyle graduated from Colgate magna cum laude with a history degree. Politically motivated, he founded the organization Democracy Matters, which tries to curb the effects of money on politics.

NBA career

Through his NBA career, Foyle has averaged 4.1 points and 1.6 blocks per game. He has finished amongst the 10 highest players in blocks per game three times during his career.

In July 2004, during the offseason, the Golden State Warriors re-signed Foyle to a six-year, $42 million contract.[1] Foyle played very sparingly during the 2006-07 season under new coach Don Nelson, and was waived by the Warriors on August 13, 2007, with three years and $29.2 million remaining on his contract. On August 23, 2007, Foyle signed with the Orlando Magic for the veteran minimum of $1.3 million.[4] On August 2, 2008, he re-signed with the Magic for another year, also at the veteran minimum.[5]

He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on February 19, 2009.[6]

On March 1, 2009 the Grizzlies waived Foyle. [7] Foyle signed with the Orlando Magic on March 23, 2009.[8]

Off the court

In his spare time, Foyle writes poetry, on which he closely collaborates with Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas, is a political activist, and reviews books for HOOP Magazine.Template:Fact

In 2001, he founded Democracy Matters,[9] a non-partisan student organization, as an effort to counteract political apathy on college campuses. The organization's signature issue is campaign finance reform, particularly Clean Elections. Active on over 50 college campuses, Democracy Matters involves hundreds of students and faculty nationwide through teach-ins, letter writing and petition campaigns, educational seminars, and voter registration drives.

Foyle became an American citizen on March 13, 2007, after being in the U.S. for almost 18 years.[2][10]

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