Jess Foley (sportswoman)

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Jessica Mary Ellen Foley (born 20 April 1983) is a retired Australian basketballer and Australian rules footballer. As a basketballer, Foley represented Australia at both junior and senior levels and played for Duke in college basketball in the United States. As an Australian rules footballer, Foley played for the Adelaide Football Club in the AFL Women's (AFLW), playing in an AFL Women's premiership in her first season.

Jess Foley
Born (1983-04-20) 20 April 1983 (age 37)
NationalityAustralian
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Basketball career
Career information
CollegeDuke (2002–2006)
WNBA draft2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Indiana Fever
PositionSmall forward

Australian rules football career
Personal information
Draft No. 30, 2018 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2019, Adelaide
vs. Western Bulldogs, at Norwood Oval
Position(s) Ruck / key forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2019–2020 Adelaide 13 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2020 season.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Basketball careerEdit

Foley commenced playing in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in 1999. Since then, Foley has played for the AIS (1999/00 to 2000/01) and Adelaide Lightning (2006/07 to current).[1]

In season 2007/08, Foley was selected to the WNBL All-Star Five.[2] In 2011, Foley won the Halls Medal for the best and fairest player in the South Australian Women's competition.[3]

Between 2002 and 2006, Foley attended Duke University in North Carolina and played for the Blue Devils. As a junior, Foley set a single season record with 68 three-pointers made.[4]

In the 2006 WNBA draft, Foley was selected in round 3 (pick 38 overall) by the Indiana Fever, but did not play because of injury.[5] In 2008, Foley was traded to the Connecticut Sun, but returned to Australia without playing a WNBA game.[6]

At official FIBA events, Foley played for Australia at the 2001 World Championship for Junior Women, the 2003 World Championship for Young Women and the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship for Women, where she won a Gold medal.[7]

Duke statisticsEdit

Source[8]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002-03 Duke 32 174 41.5% 34.9% 84.6% 2.1 1.9 0.6 0.1 5.4
2003-04 Duke 34 187 34.7% 32.8% 85.0% 1.9 2.0 1.0 0.2 5.5
2004-05 Duke 34 371 39.0% 35.6% 79.7% 4.0 3.6 1.9 0.3 10.9
2005-06 Duke 35 197 44.4% 40.2% 84.2% 1.6 1.7 0.8 0.1 5.6
Career 135 929 39.5% 35.7% 82.1% 2.4 2.3 1.1 0.1 6.9

AFLW careerEdit

Foley was drafted by Adelaide at pick no. 30 in the 2018 national draft.[9] In March 2020, she retired to focus on her medical career.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Women's National Basketball League. All Time Playing Roster Archived 15 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-01-09
  2. ^ Women's National Basketball League. All Star Five Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  3. ^ Halls Medal. Fox Sporting Pulse. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  4. ^ Duke University. Jessica Foley Bio. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  5. ^ Chong, Jordon (7 April 2006). Fever catch Foley. The Age. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  6. ^ Former Blue Devil Jessica Foley Traded To The Connecticut Sun (19 February 2008). GoDuke.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  7. ^ FIBA Archive. Player Profile: Jessica Foley. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  8. ^ "Duke Media Guide". Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  9. ^ Balnaves-Gale, Emmalie (13 November 2018). "AFLW: Adelaide draftee Jessica Foley joins the Crows nest". Adelaide. Telstra Media.
  10. ^ "AFLW: Foley retires". Adelaide. Telstra Media. 31 March 2020.

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