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Sometimes giving back means taking in

When giving back means taking in

Originally Published: August 30, 2011
By Kathryn Bertine

In college I had a classmate with an inspiring story. Adonal Foyle was from the tiny Caribbean island of Canouan. During a basketball tournament on a nearby island, two professors doing research noted the 16-year-old boy's height (6-foot-10) and talent. Two weeks later, Foyle was living in the U.S. with his new guardians, who helped foster his hunger for knowledge and athleticism.

Before long Foyle was the most highly recruited high school player of 1994. He chose to attend (and ...

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