Armor Report: Jeff Foote signs with New Orleans

Photo courtesy of Chris Marion

Springfield Armor center Jeff Foote became the second Armor big man to receive a coveted Gatorade Call-Up this season, as he signed with the New Orleans Hornets Friday morning.

Foote was not in action in Springfield’s 106-101 loss Thursday night to the Canton. The former Cornell-star averaged 14.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, a 1.1 blocks per game this season for Springfield. He was also one of three Armor players named as an All-Star. Foote spent training camp wit the Portland Trailblazers earlier this season.

Dennis Horner became the first Armor player to make an NBA club earlier this year when the Nets signed him after training camp.

JamesOn Curry, who also spent training camp with Horner and the Nets, was called up in 2010 with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Foote, who started 28 of 29 games this season for the Armor, is leaving quite a whole in the Armor frontline. Jamar Brown, who started Thursday night in place of Foote, will get more minutes with Foote gone. The newly-acquired Hornet is expected to be activated for Friday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets.

The Armor host the Iowa Energy Friday night a 7 p.m. at the MassMutual Center.

Springfield has dropped three straight since the All-Star break. Iowa leads Springfield by a game and a half for first place in the Eastern Conference. The Armor pounded the Energy the last two times these teams have met.