Jeff Foote

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Jeff Foote
Personal information
Born (1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 30)
Lockwood, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Spencer-Van Etten
(Spencer, New York)
College Cornell (2007–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–2014
Position Center
Career history
2010–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2010–2011 Melila Baloncesto
2011–2012 Springfield Armor
2012 New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013 Žalgiris Kaunas
2013–2014 Springfield Armor
Career highlights and awards

Jeffrey Bernard Foote (born July 14, 1987) is an American professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

Foote began his college basketball career at St. Bonaventure University. He redshirted his freshman season before he transferred to Cornell University for his last three seasons.[1]

Professional career[edit]

On June 2010, Foote signed a three-year contract with Euroleague giants Maccabi Tel Aviv.[2] In November 2010 he was sent on a one-year loan to Spanish second division team Melilla Baloncesto.[3] In August 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Zastal Zielona Góra.[4] Foote left Zastal before the season started and in December 2011 signed with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.[5] After the resolution of the 2011 NBA lockout, Foote was invited to the Portland Trail Blazers training camp in December 2011,[6] but did not make the team[7] and returned to the Armor.

On March 8, 2012, Foote was called up to the NBA by the New Orleans Hornets.[8] In his first game for the Hornets on March 9 Foote scored four points and had four rebounds. He would appear in three more games that season but would not score another point.[9]

On September 7, 2012, Foote signed with the Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas.[10]

On November 1, 2013, he was re-acquired by the Springfield Armor.[11]


Foote graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. He is the son of Don and Wanda Foote. Don played basketball at Niagara University from 1976–79. Foote's older brother, Jesse, played basketball for Rochester Institute of Technology from 2001–05 and holds RIT's record for career blocked shots.[12]

Currently, Foote is enrolled in law school at the University of Miami and works as a graduate assistant for the basketball team under Head Coach Jim Larranaga.[13]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

College career[edit]

  • All-Ivy First-Team (2010)
  • 2x All-Ivy Second-Team (2008, 2009)
  • 2x Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year (2009, 2010)


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