Gary Forbes
Full Name: Gary Orlando Forbes
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 220
Birthdate: February 25, 1985
High School: Benjamin Banneker Academy
College: Massachusetts
 

Virginia
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 31 17 93 216 .431 35 69 .507 16 58 .276 123 46 30 28 237 7.60
2004-05 29 4 108 232 .466 38 65 .585 20 67 .299 118 25 18 19 274 9.40
Totals 60 21 201 448 .449 71 134 .530 36 125 .288 241 71 48 47 511 8.52
Massachusetts
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 33 23 151 354 .427 96 150 .640 32 98 .327 193 81 31 16 430 13.0
2007-08 36 36 233 572 .407 175 243 .720 57 195 .292 270 109 41 25 698 19.4
Totals 69 59 384 926 .415 271 393 .690 89 293 .304 463 190 72 41 1128 16.3

Career Highlights: In only two seasons at UMass, finished 28th all-time in scoring (1,128 points). Joined Julius Erving as the only players in school history to score 1,000 points in two seasons. Averaged 17.8 as member of the Panama National Team in the FIBA Americas Championship in Summer 2007.

Senior (2007-08): Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and All-Atlantic 10 First Team. Finished second in A-10 and 48th in the nation in scoring (20.3 ppg). His 698 points was second-best single-season mark in UMass history, behind Erving (727). Named to postseason NIT All-Tournament Team, averaging 14.8 points in five games and leading UMass to title game vs. Ohio State. Scored 20-plus points in 18 of 36 games.

Junior (2006-07): Honored by numerous publications as Atlantic 10 Newcomer/Transfer of the Year. Recorded 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in NIT Second Round vs. West Virginia. Tallied 11 points, including three-point play with 1:15 left in OT, to beat Alabama in NIT First Round. Led UMass with 13 points in A-10 regular-season title-clinching win at Saint Joseph’s. Poured in a career-high 31 points at Temple.

Sophomore (2004-05): In second season at Virginia, averaged 9.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game. Scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed six boards in loss to UNC. Recorded first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Duke. Scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in loss at Florida State.

Freshman (2003-04): Played in all 31 games with 17 starts, averaging 7.6 points. Ranked third among ACC freshmen in rebounding (4.0 rpg) and blocked shots (0.8 bpg), fifth in steals (0.97 spg), and seventh in scoring (7.6 ppg) and assists (1.48 apg). Scored a team-high 19 points in loss to Villanova in NIT Second Round. Recorded 22 points, nine rebounds and two steals in win over Minnesota in ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Strengths: Good size for the two-guard position, with above average strength and athleticism. Can score inside and out, and shows solid ball-handling and passing skills.

Personal: Son of Ana Maria and Roberto Forbes, and has five brothers. Majoring in communications. Has served as a broadcaster for UMass’ women’s basketball on radio. Has diabetes.



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