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#21 – Jeff Foote

#21 – Jeff Foote
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 7'0"/265 lbs.
BIRTHDATE: July 14, 1987
HOMETOWN: Lockwood, NY
COLLEGE: Cornell
ACQUIRED: Returning Player

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
• Signed by Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel in June 2010
• Sent on a one-year loan to Melilla Baloncesto of the Spanish Basketball League’s second division in November 2010
• Signed with Zastal Zielona of Poland’s top division in August 2011
• Claimed by the Armor from available player pool in November 2011
• Played 4 games with the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2011-12 NBA season, becoming the third player in Armor history to earn a GATORADE call-up at the time
• Reached double figure scoring totals 33 times during the 2011-12 season with the Armor, including 15 double-doubles
• Earned All D-League second team honors
• Selected to the 2011-12 D-League All-Star Game, playing 20 minutes
• Played for the Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania during the 2012-13 season
• Appeared in 45 games, making 24 starts for the Kaunas and averaged 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game while shooting .610 from the field
• Led Zalgiris Kaunas to the 2012-13 Lithuanian National Championship

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
• Three-time All-Ivy League selection at Cornell including a unanimous first team All-Ivy League pick in 2009-10
• Won the first Defensive Player of the Year award in Ivy League history after leading the league in rebounds (7.2) and blocked shots (2.1) his junior season (2008-09)
• Won the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award for a second consecutive season in 2009-10
• Led Cornell to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 berth in 2009-10 (Lost to No.1 Kentucky after defeating Temple and Wisconsin as a 12-seed) - prior to Foote’s collegiate career, Cornell had won one Ivy League title since 1956
• Averaged 12.0 ppg, 6.7 rbg and 1.7 bpg over an average of 33 minutes during Cornell’s Sweet 16 run
• Named Tournament MVP of the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival in 2009-10
• Redshirted his freshman season at St. Bonaventure

HIGH SCHOOL
• Spencer-Van Etten High School (Spencer, NY)
• A first team All-League selection and picked to play in the section’s Exceptional Senior All-Star Game
• Set a league record for blocks in a season
• Lettered in football and soccer

PERSONAL
• Son of Don and Wanda Foote - father played basketball at Niagara University
• His older brother played basketball for Rochester Institute of Technology where he holds the record for career blocked shots


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