Gary Forbes: NBA Draft Profile
Accolades: High-Major Player of the Year – CHN (08), First Team High-Major All-American – CHN (08), A-10 Player of the Year (08), First Team A-10 (08), NIT All-Tournament Team (08), Panama National Team (07).
Scouting Report: A strong, versatile guard/forward.
Strengths: Big-time scorer – eighteen 20-plus point games his senior year. Versatile – played both guard spots and small forward in college. Can break his man off the dribble and get to the hoop. Can absorb contact and still finish the play. Three-point range on his jumper. Great wing span for his size – nearly 7’. Great rebounder for his position. Was very consistent offensively this season – scored in double-figures in all but one game. Physically strong.
Weaknesses: Age – is 23-years-old already. Didn’t play in one of the power conferences so he didn’t go up against the nation’s top talent every game. Needs to work on his defense. What position will he play in the NBA? Measured in at less than 6’5” at the pre-draft camp. Needs to cut down on the turnovers – had more turnovers than assists this year. Shoots the three for a poor percentage – less than 30% this year.
Projected 2008 Draft Range: Early to late second round pick.
Consensus: Forbes’ outstanding play in the NBA pre-draft camp has his stock on the rise. He’ll have to work on his D and improve his outside shot to stick around the League for awhile.
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