June 25, 2015 |
ADONAL FOYLE knows what this year's NBA draft class is going through. The former NBA center played his sophomore season at Cardinal O'Hara High before transferring to a school in Hamilton, N.Y. He went on to play at Colgate and was selected eighth overall by the Warriors in 1997. Yesterday, on ThePlayersTribune.com, Foyle doled out some free advice to the players who will be drafted tomorrow. "You worked all your life to get to this point," Foyle wrote. "But how you navigate your NBA career (regardless of how well you perform on the court)
December 21, 1994 |
A side door to the gymnasium opens, some hours before the snow begins to fall, and Adonal Foyle shivers and shouts as he walks out into the night. A gang of grade-schoolers is in full, uproarious pursuit. "Remember me Adonal. . . . I'm Scott. . . . Will you sign this?" Foyle, the hottest sporting property to grace the Colgate University campus, is a 6-foot-10 pied piper. It isn't only the little ones. Incoming Colgate freshmen write to the housing office, saying that they want Foyle for a roommate.
February 20, 2009 |
The Rockets have wanted Kyle Lowry since he came out of Villanova in 2006. They acquired him yesterday, and gave away veteran point guard Rafer Alston to do it. Houston traded Alston to Orlando and acquired Lowry from Memphis and forward Brian Cook from the Magic, reshaping their roster after Tracy McGrady announced he will have surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the season. The Magic, meanwhile, needed a point guard to replace Jameer Nelson, who had shoulder surgery yesterday and will miss the rest of the season.
November 18, 1993 |
Duke University has been "foyled" in its pursuit of one of the nation's top basketball talents. Adonal Foyle, a 6-9, 240-pound center who starred as a sophomore at Cardinal O'Hara, snubbed the Blue Devils yesterday to sign with, of all places, Colgate University. Colgate, a member of the low-profile Patriot Conference, is in Hamilton, N.Y. Foyle's guardians, Jay and Joan Mandle, are professors at Colgate. Adonal has lived with the Mandles since leaving O'Hara. Jay Mandle, a Philadelphia native, brought Foyle to the United States after making his acquaintance on a trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a tiny island nation in the West Indies.
August 18, 2010
Former Cardinal O'Hara star Adonal Foyle, a 13-year NBA veteran, announced his retirement Tuesday after playing for Orlando the last three seasons. Foyle, 35, spent his first 10 years as a forward with the Golden State Warriors and played briefly with Memphis in 2009. Foyle averaged 4.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in his career. Miami forward LeBron James said in an interview with GQ magazine that he isn't sure Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert "ever cared" about him, but that he was open to returning some day to his hometown Cavaliers.
October 18, 1997 |
Golden State's 0-4 preseason record looks a lot worse than the 76ers' 1-3. The Warriors, tonight's opponent at the Scope in Norfolk, Va., have shot 40 percent or better just once and are playing without injured first-round draft choice Adonal Foyle, who played at Cardinal O'Hara as a sophomore. "We're in a stage of infancy," new Warriors general manager Garry St. Jean said. "We have coaches meshing with players, we have new management. "I'm not going to say we can compete for one of the elite spots in the West, but we could be among a whole bunch of teams competing for the last spot or two. Do we have all the answers yet?
February 17, 1992 |
It's been one health problem after another for Cardinal O'Hara's John Watson. Earlier this season, Watson had strep throat. During yesterday's Catholic League Southern Division game against Monsignor Bonner, Watson once again looked flushed. He resorted to loosening exercises midway through the first quarter in an effort to get himself jump-started. But, apparently, Watson plays better ill than others do healthy. The senior point guard, despite having the sniffles and trouble breathing, scored 17 points and showed considerable composure in leading O'Hara, in easy fashion, yesterday to its 18th straight victory, 62-45, over Bonner.
July 8, 1993 |
The Philadelphia Belles 18-and-under team has advanced to the round of 16 of this week's Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) national tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Belles' roster is made up of some of the top basketball players in the Philadelphia area, including recent Cardinal O'Hara graduates Ann Gallagher, Chrissie Donahue and Marnie McBreen - all three of whom will be freshmen teammates at La Salle University this winter. The Belles advanced to the round of 16 with a pair of victories - one a nailbiter, the other a 30-point blowout.
May 15, 1997 |
The reaction rarely varies. As each soon-to-be millionaire dons the cap of his new NBA team at the draft, he says how it was always his dream to play in the NBA. There will be a variation on the theme at next month's draft in Charlotte. The NBA definitely was not Adonal Foyle's dream. For him, that would have been an impossible dream. And not because he was such a longshot. It would have been impossible because, until six years ago, he never had played basketball and certainly never heard of the NBA. Growing up very tall, very early in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a Caribbean nation 100 miles west of Barbados, the 6-10, 250-pound Foyle never will forget his first basketball experience.
March 12, 1992 |
Roman Catholic junior center Marc Jackson said he had felt embarrassed. Here he was, 6-foot-9, and he had a total of seven points in the first two games Roman played, and lost, against Cardinal O'Hara in the regular season. Jackson said: "I knew I was a better basketball player than I showed. " Last night, he found the room to shoot, and he got hot, scoring 15 points and leading the Cahillites to a 52-50 victory over O'Hara in the Catholic League Southern Division final at the Palestra.