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Adonal Foyle weighs retirement

Jun 1, 2010, 8:11 AM EDT

Foyle.jpgAdonal Foyle did not set foot on the court last season. He played 62 minutes the year before. Blame his knees — he had he right one operated on back in training camp, then later in the season he hurt the left one.

That’s the kind of thing that has a man thinking about retirement from the game, he told the Orlando Sentinel.

“I’m going to take some time, the next two months, and really assess where I’m at and what I want to do and be honest with myself as to what I can do and what I can’t do,” Foyle said. “I’ve been always good at that. Then, I’ll make a decision hopefully by August.”

Foyle is one of the good guys. He has created two foundations: Democracy Matters (working to engage youth in the political process) and The Kerosene Lamp Foundation (promoting health and education awareness for youth, as well as putting on basketball clinics and providing other opportunities). Foyle was raised on Canouan, a Caribbean island, where his family was so poor not only did they not have electricity in the house but also could not afford candles. He studied at night by a kerosene lamp.

Now he has a degree from Colgate, writes poetry and uses his money to help youth. He’s a guy who will be missed if he chooses to step away.

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