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Encyclopedia > Adonal Foyle
Adonal Foyle
Position center
Height ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 270 lb (123 kg)
Team Golden State Warriors
Nationality Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines /
Flag of United States United States
Born March 9, 1975 (age 32)
Canouan, Saint Vincent
College Colgate
Draft 8th overall, 1997
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1997–present

Adonal David Foyle (born March 9, 1975 in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) is a Vincentian-American National Basketball Association player. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 8th overall selection of the 1997 NBA Draft and has played with the team during his entire pro career. Foyle played collegiately at Colgate University, where he was the school's all-time leading rebounder and 2nd all-time leading scorer. He is the NCAA's all-time blocked shots leader despite playing only three college seasons. The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Canouan is one of the Grenadines Islands belonging to St Vincent. ... Colgate in fall. ... 1997 NBA Draft - 25 June 1997 - Charlotte, North Carolina Troy Hudson (SG/PG), Southern Illinois Damon Jones (PG/SG), Houston Mikki Moore (C), Nebraska Ira Newble (SF), Miami (Ohio) Categories: | | ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Canouan is one of the Grenadines Islands belonging to St Vincent. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ... 1997 NBA Draft - 25 June 1997 - Charlotte, North Carolina Troy Hudson (SG/PG), Southern Illinois Damon Jones (PG/SG), Houston Mikki Moore (C), Nebraska Ira Newble (SF), Miami (Ohio) Categories: | | ... Colgate in fall. ...

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College career

Graduated with a history degree from Colgate University, magna cum laude. Politically motivated, he founded the organization Democracy Matters, which tries to curb the effects of money on politics. He had an illustrious playing career while at Colgate, setting NCAA single season and career records for blocked shots[1] despite leaving college after his junior season. His final season also saw him lead the nation in points and rebounds per game and matched Colgate up with Tim Duncan and Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Colgate in fall. ... // Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Democracy Matters is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots student political organization that is dedicated to deepening democracy by promoting Clean Elections as a replacement to campaign corruption, and campaign finance reform. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Timothy (Tim) Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


NBA career

Through his NBA career, Foyle has averaged 4.5 points and 1.9 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. The contract was argued by fans to be excessive, locking in a player who averages less than 20 minutes per game and who lacks offensive skills. The last two seasons Foyle has lost his starting role four times to three different players. During the 2005-2006 season, Foyle averaged 4.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 23.7 minutes a game, earning $7,312,500. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: July 2004 in sports Deaths in July • 31 David B. Haight • 29 Francis Crick • 29 Nafisa Joseph • 23 Joe Cahill • 23 Mehmood • 23 Illinois Jacquet • 23 Carlos Paredes... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


On Sept. 17th, in an interview, the Warriors' new coach, Don Nelson, said that Foyle was 27 pounds overweight, and that he was a 3rd teamer. Foyle has played very sparingly so far in the 2006-07 season and the Warriors reportedly have discussed a buyout of his contract which has three years and $29.2 million guaranteed left on his contract. Foyle's signing is seen as one of the most questionable free-agent contracts in recent history. [1] Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is a NBA head coach. ... The 2006-07 NBA season is the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Foyle is tied with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs (10 years) for third place among active NBA players who have played their entire career for one team (Kevin Garnett leads all active players, having played 11 years for the Minnesota Timberwolves). Timothy (Tim) Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... It has been suggested that San Antonio Gunslingers (ABA) be merged into this article or section. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ...


Off the court

In his spare time, Foyle writes poetry, on which he closely collaborates with Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas and is a political activist. The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Dedreck Etan Thomas (born April 1, 1978 in Harlem, New York) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After playing for Syracuse University, Thomas was drafted 12th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. ...


In 2001, he founded Democracy Matters [2], 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. Democracy Matters is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots student political organization that is dedicated to deepening democracy by promoting Clean Elections as a replacement to campaign corruption, and campaign finance reform. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Campaign finance. ... Clean Elections (also called Clean Money or Voter-Owned Elections) is a system of government financing of political campaigns (a form of campaign finance reform). ...


Foyle became an American citizen on March 13, 2007, after being in the U.S. for almost 18 years.[2][3]


Trivia

  • At the age of 15, he was adopted by Joan and Jay Mandle, professors at Colgate University.[2]
  • As of the start of the 2006 NBA Playoffs, Foyle's 593 career regular season games are the most among active players without appearing in a playoff game.

Colgate in fall. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... The NBA Playoffs are four rounds of competition between sixteen teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conferences (called Divisions, pre-1970) of the National Basketball Association. ...

Notes

  1. ^ The career blocks record was later broken by Lousiana Monroe's Wojciech Myrda.
  2. ^ a b Citizen Foyle: a New Status for Center, March 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Warriors' Foyle becomes an American, March 14, 2007.

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Adonal Foyle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (477 words)
Foyle played collegiately at Colgate University, where he was the school's all-time leading rebounder and 2nd-all-time leading scorer.
In his spare time, Foyle writes poetry, on which he closely collaborates with Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas and is a political activist.
Foyle is tied with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs (9 years) for fourth place among active NBA players who have played their entire career for one team (Kevin Garnett leads all active players, having played 11 years for the Minnesota Timberwolves).
ChicagoSportsReview.com (1464 words)
Foyle grew up on the Caribbean Island of Canouan -- an area just 3.5 by 1.25 miles -- and didn't pick up a basketball until he was 15.
Foyle agreed, and after playing two years of high school ball in the states, was offered a free ride to all the traditional college hoops powerhouses.
In 1997, Adonal Foyle was selected in the first round of the 1997 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors with the eighth overall pick.
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