Adrian Forbes, a sophomore at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas, averaged 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds last season as a junior college freshman. He hit 53 percent of his field goals and 59 percent of his free throws. He averaged two blocks per game.
Forbes is from Spanish Town, Jamaica and played on the Jamaican National Team this summer that won the Caribbean Basketball Championship. "
Trinity Valley Community College head coach Pat Smith says the Tigers are getting an interest prospect who he notes chose Auburn over TCU and says the forward was getting a lot of attention from Division I teams around the country.
"He has a lot of potential in basketball and off the court he is a great young man who is a serious student," Smith says.
"He is a four-five (power forward-center) who is an excellent athlete," the coach says. "He jumps really well and that is unusual for a guy who is 6-8 and weighs 230 pounds."
Smith notes that performed well for the Jamaican National Team over the summer on a squad that was made up of professional and Division I college players.
Auburn coach Jeff Lebo also has verbal commitments from a pair of high school seniors. Jalen Steele is a 6-2 shooting guard from Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tenn. Heath Houston is a 6-7 forward from Hillgrove High in Powder Springs, Ga.