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Adonal Foyle
Adonal Foyle.jpg
Adonal Foyle in 2008
Orlando Magic  – No. 31
Center
Born March 9, 1975 (1975-03-09) (age 35)
Canouan, Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Nationality Vincentian/ American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
League NBA
High school Hamilton Central School
College Colgate
Draft 8th overall, 1997
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1997–present
Former teams Golden State Warriors (1997–2007)
Memphis Grizzlies (2009)
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Adonal David Foyle (born March 9, 1975 in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) is a Vincentian-American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Orlando Magic. 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. At the time, he had been the Warriors' longest-tenured player.[1]

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Early life and college career

At the age of 15, Foyle was adopted by Joan and Jay Mandle, professors at Colgate University.[2] He attended High School at Hamilton Central School Hamilton, New York), where he helped the HCS Emerald Knights gain their first two state championships.[3]

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[4]). He now ranks third all-time, behind Myrda and Jarvis Varnado.[5]

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.[6] On August 2, 2008, he re-signed with the Magic for another year, also at the veteran minimum.[7]

He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on February 19, 2009.[8]

On March 1, 2009 the Grizzlies waived Foyle.[9] Foyle signed with the Orlando Magic on March 23, 2009 for the rest of the season.[10]

On August 27, 2009, Foyle re-signed with the Magic.[11]

Off the court

In his spare time, Foyle writes poems, is a political activist, and reviews books for HOOP Magazine.[citation needed]

In 2001, he founded Democracy Matters,[12] 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.KLF website

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.[2][13] He is also a member of the National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997–98 Golden State 55 1 11.9 .406 .000 .435 3.3 .3 .2 .9 3.0
1998–99 Golden State 44 0 14.0 .430 .000 .490 4.4 .4 .3 1.0 2.9
1999–00 Golden State 76 59 21.8 .508 .000 .378 5.6 .6 .3 1.8 5.5
2000–01 Golden State 58 37 25.1 .416 .000 .441 7.0 .8 .5 2.7 5.9
2001–02 Golden State 79 36 18.8 .444 .000 .398 4.9 .5 .5 2.1 4.8
2002–03 Golden State 82 0 21.8 .536 .000 .673 6.0 .5 .5 2.5 5.4
2003–04 Golden State 44 8 13.0 .454 .000 .543 3.8 .4 .1 1.0 3.1
2004–05 Golden State 78 50 21.8 .502 .000 .556 5.5 .7 .3 2.0 4.5
2005–06 Golden State 77 72 23.7 .507 .000 .612 5.5 .4 .6 1.6 4.5
2006–07 Golden State 48 6 9.9 .565 .000 .440 2.6 .4 .2 1.0 2.2
2007–08 Orlando 82 0 9.4 .458 .000 .471 2.5 .2 .2 .6 1.9
2008–09 Memphis/Orlando 10 0 6.2 .636 .000 .500 2.6 .1 .0 .8 1.7
Career 733 269 17.8 .476 .000 .499 4.7 .5 .4 1.6 4.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Golden State 3 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 .7 .0 .0 .0 .7
2007–08 Orlando 3 0 3.7 .333 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .7
2008–09 Orlando 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 8 0 2.5 .400 .000 .000 .8 .0 .0 .0 .5

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