ASPP Advisory Board
Adonal Foyle is a retired NBA player, who was the eighth overall NBA draft pick in 1997. He played a total of 13 NBA seasons, the first ten with the Golden State Warriors and last three with the Orlando Magic. Upon his retirement from playing professional basketball, Adonal served for 2 NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic as their Director of Player Programs, and currently serves as the part-time Community Ambassador for the 2015 World Champion Golden State Warriors.
Adonal grew up in the tiny nation of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, where he first picked up a basketball at the age of 15. His quest for a college education which ultimately led him to the USA and into the NBA is an amazing and inspirational story of ambition, hard work and a little bit of luck. Growing up in impoverished circumstances in the Caribbean dramatically influenced Adonal’s worldview, and off the court, he is an activist with a deep commitment to the community, especially young people.
Adonal makes numerous community service appearances and founded two non-profit organizations: Democracy Matters (), a non-partisan campus-based project working to get big money out of politics and people in; and Kerosene Lamp Foundation ( ) which uses basketball to engage and empower at-risk youth to grow into healthy and well-educated leaders in the Caribbean and USA.
Adonal graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University, and has a Masters in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and earned an MBA from Purdue Global University.