NBA's 65 in 65: Randy Foye
The 2001-02 New Jersey Player of the Year, Foye attended Villanova University where he led the Wildcats to deep into the NCAA Tournament in both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Randy averaged 20.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists and was named 2005-06 Big East Player of the Year.
Foye was selected seventh overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics and then later traded to the Portland Trail Blazers and finally landing with the Minnesota Timberwolves. In each of his three seasons in the league, he has upped his scoring average, assists and steals per game, minutes played, and games started.
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Randy some people always seem to unfairly compare you to Brandon Roy because of the draft day trade I guess but do you compare your career so far to others in your draft class?
Randy Foye (11:59 AM)
I don't. Management made those those decisions. He had a better start to his career but I think mine is going well right now.
Shayne - NY [via mobile]
Randy, In your opinion... What is the best aspect of your game and which part needs the most improvement? Thanks and good luck next season!
Randy Foye (12:00 PM)
I think the best part of my game is creating. From a jump shot for myself o a shot for a teammate.
Jihad (Newark, NJ)
We are so proud of you around here. You made it out and made something of yourself. What or who helped you sray focused and get to where you're at?
Randy Foye (12:01 PM)
The main thing is my circle. The people around me made sure that when I did right it was known and when I did wrong it was known.
Mike (Irvington, NJ)
You were great in high school playing for Eastside. What happened to their squad? They haven't been that good since you graduated.
Randy Foye (12:02 PM)
It's always a rebuilding time. They have the good talent. You can have the talent but not the right people in place and that hurts your chances.
Al (East Orange)
Who's the best guard in the league other than yourself?
Randy Foye (12:05 PM)
The best point guard in Chauncey Billups . He can do everything on the court. A lot of other PG's can do one or two things great but he does them all.
Mike (Brooklyn, NY)
What is it like living in Jersey, Philly, and now Minnesota? I know it has to be crazy boring out there!
Randy Foye (12:07 PM)
It's not boring, it's a nice city. But coming from Jersey and Philly, it's different. You just have to make the best of it.
Broad Street Brian
Do you think Jay Wright could be an NBA coach?
Randy Foye (12:08 PM)
I do. He has the personally and swagger of an NBA coach. He's young and is hip to the game. He understands that young players go through ups and downs. I think he will make a great NBA coach.
Yo what up Randy loved playing against you guys in High school do you still keep in contact with your Villonova teammates?
Randy Foye (12:09 PM)
Yes. Al, Ray and I email each other all the time. Kyle and I talk before we play each other.
Hook (Southern Maryland)
WHat was your favorite team growing up?
Randy Foye (12:10 PM)
My favorite team was the Bulls and then I went over on the Sixers bandwagon. But the Bulls were that team and that time and it was great watching them play.
Leo (Cleveland, OH)
Do you think "The King" will ever bring a championship back home to Cleveland?
Randy Foye (12:11 PM)
I do. He has the personal. It might need a little tweek but I think he will bring one home to Cleveland.
James (Newark, NJ)
When you come back to Jersey, do you talk to the youth about staying on the right path and keeping out of trouble?
Randy Foye (12:13 PM)
Yes I do. My foundation called the RandyFoye foundation helps kids in tough situations. I go out a talk to them and tell them that they can make it out if they stay positive and work hard.
Hassim (Orlando, FL)
Which team do you see taking game one tonight? I say the Magic because the Lake Show can't matchup with them.
Randy Foye (12:14 PM)
I think the Lakers will win in six and I think they can matchup with the Magic. I think the Lakers will take game one tonight.
What is the winter like in Minnesota?
Randy Foye (12:16 PM)
(Laughing) It's cold man! Everything is surrounded by snow. We had about a 20 day stretch that it was below zero.
Omar Evansville, Indiana
How is it like working with Al Jefferson and The Timberwolves organization?
Randy Foye (12:16 PM)
It's great! Al is a great teammate. It's a special relationship that we have up there.
Broad Street Brian (philly)
You played college ball in Philadelphia. Why are we so misunderstood as a fan base?
Randy Foye (12:18 PM)
I don't know! Philly fans are demanding at times with all their sports. The fans are always there if you win or if you lose. They ride with their teams.
Pat (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Who will have a better game Dwight or Kobe?
Randy Foye (12:19 PM)
I say Kobe. He knows how much it means to win the first game at home because he has been here before. Dwight will have 20 and 10 but Kobe will score 35 or 40 points tonight.
Randy Foye (12:21 PM)
Thank you to all my fans that have been supporting me through my ups and my downs.