|Born||March 9, 1975|
Canouan, Saint Vincent and
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||270 lbs (122 kg)|
|High school||Hamilton |
(Hamilton, New York)
|NBA Draft||1997/ Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|Playing career||1997-2009 (12 years)|
|1997-2007||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
Early life and college career
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).
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. 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. On August 2, 2008, he re-signed with the Magic for another year, also at the veteran minimum.
Off the court
In 2001, he founded Democracy Matters, 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.
- Adonal Foyle's homepage
- NBA.com Profile - Adonal Foyle
- Democracy Matters
- Adonal Foyle's Official MySpace Page
- Lucky #9: Revisiting the Warriors' Draft 9 Years Ago (Golden State of Mind)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Warriors place Foyle on waivers; Center eyes Magic, updated August 13, 2007
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Citizen Foyle: a New Status for Center, March 12, 2007.
- ↑ Template:PDFlink; retrieved April 12, 2007
- ↑ Source: Orlando Magic, Adonal Foyle agree to terms - OrlandoSentinel.com
- ↑ Veteran Center Foyle Re-Signs With Magic | AHN | August 10, 2008
- ↑ "Grizzlies acquire 2009 first round pick from Magic". NBA.com. 2009-02-19. http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/grizzlies_acquire_2009_first_round_pick_from_magic-090219.html. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- ↑ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2009-03-01-1077265779_x.htm Memphis waives C Adonal Foyle
- ↑ http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=530676 Retrieved on 2009-03-23.
- ↑ "Bio • College". AdonalFoyle.com. http://www.adonalfoyle.com/BIO_college.shtml.
- ↑ WARRIORS: Adonal Foyle Becomes U.S. Citizen