Adonal David Foyle is a professional basketball player from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Foyle, at the age of 15, was adopted by Joan and Jay Mandle, professors at the Colgate University. It was all but natural that Adonal also attended the same university.
At the collegiate level, Foyle led the Colgate University Raiders in rebounds and is their 2nd highest scorer of all time. Despite playing only three seasons, he led the NCAA standings with 492 blocks, a record that was to be broken by Wojciech Myrda in 2002.
Foyle has, throughout his professional career, averaged at 4.5 points per game along with 1.9 blocks per game and has also been amongst the top-10 players in terms of blocks per game, three times. In the 1997 NBA Draft, he was picked 8th overall by7 the Golden State Warriors and played for 10 seasons with the team. In 2004, Foyle was presented with a new 6-year deal however in 2005, he lost his starting position to three different players. He only averaged 4.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.6 blocks per game. Foyle was used quite sparingly amid allegations that he was almost 30 pounds overweight. At the end of the 2006-07 season, The Warriors decided to buy out his contract and made him a free agent.
In August of 2007, he signed with the Orlando Magic for $1.3 million, the minimum veteran amount. At the end of the year, Foyle extended his contract for another year at the same price.