March 9, 2012

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed forward Jeff Foote to a 10-day contract.

Foote, a Cornell University product, has appeared in 29 regular season games with the Springfield Armor in the NBA Developmental League this season, starting in 28 of the 29 contests. Foote averaged 14.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 32.9 minutes of play with the Armor.

The 70 center is in his first NBA season, originally going undrafted and signing with the Springfield Armor in November 2011. At Cornell, Foote won back-to-back Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year awards his junior and senior seasons. He helped lead Cornell to the Sweet 16 his senior season, which he averaged 12.3 points, and led the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.633) and rebounding (8.1).

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