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Foyle looking for more playing time

Foyle looking for more playing time


Basketballer Adonal Foyle is looking with greater expectancy, to the 2006-2007 NBA with the Golden State Warriors.

Foyle’s has been given limited time on the court during his nine years in the professional league.

“There’s a lot more that I can do with my game at the defensive end,” Foyle admitted.{{more}}

“Given the condition of our team and the players’ set up and what each player can do, I don’t get the opportunity to do that,” he charged.

“I think it’s my job to continue to push the envelope that the totality of my game is displayed on the court,” Foyle affirmed.

Foyle is hopeful that his struggling Warriors can make a better showing and at least make it to the playoff this time around.

“We need to make the playoffs next year; we need to put each other on the line, saying if we don’t make the playoffs we all need to just go,” he stated with gusto.

“We need to become a better team; we need to win and put it together on the court and get results,” the 6-foot 10-inch centre said.

The Warriors have not made the playoffs for the past 12 years.

Foyle’s NBA career, which has been truncated for two seasons by injury, shows him appearing in 593 matches with an on-court average playing time of just under 20 minutes.

The Canouan-born Foyle entered the NBA in 1997 as the No.8 draft pick following a three-year college career with Colgate.

He renewed his contract in 2000 and 2004.

His 492 career blocks are an NCAA record and he is the third player in NCAA’s history to accumulate 1,700 points, 1,000 rebounds and 450 block shots in a college career.

Foyle holds the Warriors’ all-time shot blocker record.

Foyle was spotted in Dominica in 1990 by two college professors while he was participating in the annual Windward Islands Secondary Schools’ Games. He moved to New York and attended the Hamilton High School where he spearheaded the basketball team to their first two state championships, before enrolling with Colgate in 1994.