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Magic name Adonal Foyle director of player development - Sep 8, 2010


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Adonal Foyle
The Orlando Magic have named Adonal Foyle (6'10''-F-75, college: Colgate) as director of player development, President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith announced today. In his role, Foyle will provide support for the overall development of the players, act as a conduit between players and management, and give assistance to the basketball operations department.

Originally selected by Golden State in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft, Foyle (610, 270, 3/9/75) appeared in 733 regular season games during his 13-year NBA career with Golden State, Orlando and Memphis, averaging 4.1 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 1.63 blkpg. in 17.8 minpg. Foyle remains Golden States all-time franchise leader in blocked shots with 1,140. He spent the final three seasons of his professional career with the Magic before retiring in August 2010.

Born on March 9, 1975, Foyle grew up on the small island of Canouan (population 1,000 and 3.5 x 1.25 miles in size) and did not play organized basketball until the age of 16. During his time in the NBA, he was extremely active off the court. In the summer of 2001, Foyle founded Democracy Matters, a non-profit political organization that encourages grass-roots involvement in the campaign finance reform movement. Democracy Matters currently has more than 70 chapters on college, university and high school campuses in 23 different states. In 2006, he established the Kerosene Lamp Foundation, named after the type of light Foyle used to study at night on an island with no electricity, with the goal of empowering youth of the Eastern Caribbean and the United States to take control of their future. All of Foyles off-the-court activities can be found on his personal website www.adonalfoyle.com.

Foyle has been inducted into both the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame. He also served as first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association.

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New executive for St Vincent basketball - May 24, 2016

Wayne Williams (far left) addressing the meeting following the election of officers, with the rest of the executive standing to his left. KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - Wayne Williams is back at the helm of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation - SVGBF, following the Special General Meeting on Saturday night. It was a tight race, which saw a second round of voting forced unto the delegates. In the first round, Wayne Williams and Rohan Providence each rece...   [read more]
A new executive for Vincentian Basketball Governance - Apr 23, 2016

Wayne Williams is back at the helm of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation - SVGBF, following the Special General Meeting on Saturday night. It was a tight race, which saw a second round of voting forced unto the delegates. In the first round, Wayne Williams and Rohan Providence each receiving 21 votes, and Karel Bramble 02. When chairman of proceedings, Caribbean Basketball Federation president Glynne Clarke called for a second round, Bramble requested that his 'votes...   [read more]
SVG Basketball Annual General Meeting Takes place April 9th - Mar 25, 2016

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation will hold its Annual General Meeting on 9th April at the Conference Room of X-PERTS Computer Centre, upstairs the Music Center on Grenville Street here in Kingstown. The Meeting will receive the Federation's Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements, elect the Executive for a new term, and discuss other matters related to the Development of Basketball in St   [read more]


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