Adonal was born in the Caribbean islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. At age fifteen, he was spotted by two professors from the United States who were refereeing a game. They recognized his potential and offered to bring him to the States where he would have the opportunity to play basketball and get a great education. Adonal decided to move to New York where he completed high school and then continued his education and love of basketball at Colgate University.
Adonal was drafted by the NBA after his junior year, but continued working on his degree while playing in the NBA, and graduated two years later from Colgate University in 1999, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in History. Adonal has now played in the NBA for twelve years. In addition to Athletics and Academics, Adonal started the Keresone Lamp Foundation, which empowers youth to grow into healthy and well-educated adults.
Adonal's interests off the court have helped him prepare him for his future after the NBA. He has earned his master's degree in sports sociology and would love to become a general manager for an NBA team.
Athletics and Academics offers unique "one-on-one instruction". Students work directly with Adonal Foyle and his staff on several aspects of on the court training. This is supported by curriculum designed to improve academic standards.
Athletics and Academics offers two-day basketball camps for schools, groups, and teams. The camps are geared towards boys and girls ranging in age from 7-17. To ensure all students receives the best camp experience; we divide the students into age groups 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-17. However, to make certain all students are being challenged, we will make adjustments on an as needed basis.