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Prospect Profile

Jeff Foote

  • Full Name: Jeffrey Bernard Foote
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 7-0 / 265
  • Birthdate: July 14, 1987
  • College: Cornell
2007-08 22 0 63 114 0.553 47 82 0.573 0 0 0.000 138 33 8 30 173 7.9
2008-09 31 30 139 262 0.531 89 141 0.631 0 0 0.000 222 70 12 64 367 11.8
2009-10 34 34 165 264 0.625 87 148 0.588 0 0 0.000 274 79 18 65 417 12.3

Career Highlights:  Won back-to-back Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year awards his junior and senior seasons. He won the award in the first two years it was given. Helped lead Cornell to Sweet 16 his senior season. Led the Ivy league in field goal percentage (.633) and rebounding (8.1 rpg) as a senior.


Senior (2009-10): Was a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy League pick and won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year honor for the second straight year. The conference’s leading field goal percentage shooter (.633) and rebounder (8.1 rpg) also ranked second in blocked shots (1.9 bpg). Averaged 12.4 points and 2.3 assists on the offensive end. Was especially good against high major opponents, recording 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks at St. John’s; 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocks at Alabama; 12 points and 10 rebounds at Syracuse; and 12 points, six rebounds and three assists at Kansas. He posted 16 points and seven rebounds vs. Temple and another 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Wisconsin.


Junior (2008-09): Was a repeat selection on the All-Ivy League Second Team and captured the first Defensive Player of the Year honor in conference history. The Ivy League's leading rebounder (7.2 rpg) and shot-blocker (2.1 bpg), Foote was among the team leaders in scoring (third, 11.8 ppg) and assists (fourth, 2.3 apg) while starting 30 contests. His 64 blocked shots ranked second on the school's single-season list and 38th in Division I. He ranked in the top 10 in six statistical categories among Ivy League players. Had three double-doubles and was second on the team with 20 double-figure scoring efforts. Had a career-high 25 points in the win over La Salle, had 20 points, seven rebounds and five blocks against St. John's, and notched 19 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots vs. Loyola (Md). He closed out the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds against eventual NCAA quartefinalist Missouri in the NCAA first round.


Sophomore (2007-08): Averaged 7.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per game while playing in 22 games off the bench. He shot 55 percent from the floor in 21.5 minutes per game. Ranked fifth in the Ivy League in rebounding and third in blocked shots overall, while ranking third in defensive rebounding (4.45) and fourth in offensive rebounding (1.82). He ended the season with 11 double-figure scoring and four double-figure rebounding games to go along with four double-doubles.


Freshman (2005-06): He spent a year and a half at St. Bonaventure University, making the team as a walk-on during the fall of 2005-06. He redshirted his freshman season before leaving the program prior to the 2006-07 campaign.


Strengths: True seven-footer with excellent hands. Can score in the post on jump-hooks and short jumpers. Uses his length to be an effective rebounder and shotblocker, despite some athletic limitations.


Personal: His father, Don, played basketball at Niagara from 1976-1979. Was enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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