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Adonal Foyle : biography

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Adonal David Foyle (born March 9, 1975) is a retired Vincentian-American professional basketball center. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the eighth 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. At the time, he had been the Warriors' longest-tenured player., updated August 13, 2007 He then played two seasons with the Orlando Magic and part of the season with the Memphis Grizzlies, sat out the next season due to knee surgery, and retired.

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. 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. Orlando Sentinel On August 2, 2008, he re-signed with the Magic for another year, also at the veteran minimum. AHN, August 10, 2008

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

On March 1, 2009 the Grizzlies waived Foyle. Foyle signed with the Orlando Magic on March 23, 2009 for the rest of the season. Later that year, in August, Foyle re-signed with the Magic. However, he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery before the season began, and did not play that season. On August 17, 2010, Foyle announced his retirement. On September 7, 2010, the Magic named Foyle the team's director of player development. He held that position until 2012.Josh Robbins. "". Orlando Sentinel. June 25, 2012. Retrieved on June 25, 2012.

Off the court

In his spare time, Foyle writes poems and is a political activist. He has reviewed books for HOOP Magazine.

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.

In 2005, Foyle founded the Kerosene Lamp Foundation, which serves children in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

He played a cameo role of "detective" in the movie The Darwin Awards.

Foyle became an American citizen on March 13, 2007, after being in the U.S. for almost 18 years.. NBA He also became a member of the National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee.. ESPN

On September 24, 2009, Foyle was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. Only eight other NBA players have been inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. (Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Vlade Divac, Julius Erving, AC Green, Kevin Johnson, Dikembe Mutombo, David Robinson and Steve Smith).

In 2013, Foyle released his first children's book, called Too Tall Foyle Finds His Game.http://theleaguenews.com/inside-the-league-5-a-tln-exclusive-interview-with-politically-involved-former-nba-big-man-adonal-foyle

Early life and college career

Foyle was born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. At the age of 15, Foyle was adopted by Joan and Jay Mandle, professors at Colgate University., March 12, 2007. He first attended high school at Cardinal O'Hara Catholic High in Springfield, Pennsylvania. He transferred after sophomore year and attended high school at Hamilton Central School (Hamilton, New York), where he helped the HCS Emerald Knights gain their first two state championships.

In his official biography, Foyle explained that he enrolled at Colgate University because "he wanted the opportunity to learn the principles of the game in a slower paced setting, where the coach would be able to give him the attention he desired." With the Colgate Raiders, 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; retrieved April 12, 2007). He now ranks third all-time, behind Myrda and Jarvis Varnado.

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