Foote: I Want To Play in This League

Mar 10, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Hornets center Jeff Foote (54) against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter at Target Center. Hornets won 95-89. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Jeff Foote credits the Nets for getting him to where he is today: near his goal of playing in the NBA. After he played in Israel, Spain and Poland, and tried out for the Trail Blazers, Milton Lee offered him a job with the Armor. By season's end, Foote was an all-D-League center and an invitee to the Nets' summer league team.

And he's grateful for the opportunity, saying he's passed up offers from Europe, where he could have made a lot more money. "I like their organization. Milton Lee has been tremendous for me. He’s been a great mentor and friend and really helped me." Foote and Lee attended Ivy League schools (Cornell for Foote, Penn for Lee) and Foote jokes with Alex Raskin that Ivy Leaguers "have got to stick together."

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