Former NBA player Adonal Foyle spoke at Poughkeepsie High School earlier this month on May 4th in New York to inspire them to put their best foot forward in their studies, passions, and life. One of his main messages what that the students need to help one another, because that’s a skill that a person needs even going into adulthood. The school recently lost a fellow student back in March, and Foyle urged the kids to be there and support each other during this difficult time. The former NBA player also reminded them that it’s ok to make mistakes and to never let them hold them back in their goals.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines native was adopted at the age of 15 by two professors from Colgate University who put him at Cardinal O’Hara Catholic High School in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and that’s where he got his start in basketball. After graduating from high school, Foyle enrolled and attended Colgate University and graduated from there in 1999 with a magna cum laude degree in history. Just two years before, he entered the 1997 NBA draft and was selected in the first round as the 8th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors with whom he stayed with for 10 years before doing a brief two years with the Orlando Magic. The 2-time Patriot League Player of the Year award winner retired from the court for good in 2009, and went on to author a children’s book and conduct basketball clinics.
Foyle recently traveled to Poughkeepsie High School in New York to talk to students about staying motivated with their goals, and inspiring them to be the best that they can be as they continue to grow up.
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