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Randy Foye was born September 24, 1983 in Newark, New Jersey. He played collegiate basketball for Villanova University where he helped his team reach the NCAA Tournament in both 2005 and 2006. In the 2005 NCAA Tournament, Foye averaged 20 points in three games, before a heartbreaking loss to number one seed and eventual national champion, North Carolina. Villanova lost 67-66, the closest any team ever got to North Carolina in the tournament.
The 2006 college season proved to be Randy Foye’s best. He propelled Villanova to the Elite Eight and he won the honor of Big East Player of the Year. Villanova went 28-5 that year and Foye was definitely Villanova's biggest scoring threat. He had 24 points in their second round game against Arizona and scored a team high 25 points in his final game as a Wildcat, a 75-62 loss to Florida in the Elite Eight. As a senior, Randy Foye averaged 20.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He was part of a stellar team and earned the Villanova pedigree with pride.
After his stellar performance for Villanova, Randy Foye was selected seventh overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Foye was immediately traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, and later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Randy Foye entered his rookie year with the Timberwolves on a team that already had six guards on the roster. Offseason free-agent acquisition Mike James was slated to start at point guard, Foye's most likely position in the NBA, and Ricky Davis at shooting guard. This left Foye to battle for minutes on a bench full of overpaid guards. In November, Foye's first month as a professional basketball player, Timberwolves then coach Dwane Casey only gave Foye an average of 14.6 minutes per game. Foye, however, was productive whenever he was on the court. Foye scored in double digits in each of the four games he was given 20 or more minutes of playing time.
Randy Foye is considered an average-sized guard. However, he is notable for being a unique kind of player. He is one of the few players who shoots just as well when being defended heavily, as when he is wide open. Basketball analysts have also proclaimed him one of the best in the game at creating his own shot and creating shots for others.
Randy Foye is indeed unique, he has a picture of his long lost mother tattooed on his left pectoral and he has a rare condition called situs inversus, which means his organs are arranged as the mirror image of a normal person's: for example, his heart is in the right side of his chest rather than the left. This medical rarity is not expected to have any impact on his playing ability and is just another aspect of his unique life.
With more playing time, this young guard could be a very productive player. Randy Foye is a player to keep your eye on in the coming months of Minnesota Timberwolves changes. He is a consistent performer and could be what the Timberwolves need to reach the top of their league!
With the Minnesota Timberwolves playing their worst season in franchise history, rushing back Randy Foye from injury is not in their plans. Foye has been out of the lineup all season due to a knee injury. The injury is improving steadily but he has no definite timetable to return as the Wolves are practicing caution. Coach Randy Wittman has said he hopes Foye to be back sometime in January 2008. The return of Randy Foye might help the hapless Wolves play better in the fourth quarter; Foye flashed ability to score in the clutch last season.
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