Seminoles score with Forrest

Florida State landed a key in-state commitment on Tuesday, getting the nod from top-100 wing Trent Forrest. The Chipley (Fla.) High product announced for the Seminoles over Providence, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and many others.

It’s kind of easy to miss Trent Forrest this year on the travel circuit. Literally easy to miss him, given that he plays for what certainly must be the most gigantic AAU team — the Georgia Stars — in the entire country.

But despite being surrounded by three centers in the starting lineup, Forrest never escape college coaches’ attention. And after a recruitment that spanned more than a year, Florida State won out for Forrest on Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-4, 180-pound wing announced his commitment via Twitter:

”After praying and talking with my family. I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to FSU. I want to thank all the coaches that have recruited me and took the time out for me! #FSU20 #TomahawkNation.”

Forrest leads the Stars in scoring at more than 13 points per game during EYBL play. A hard-charging slasher who’s physical and possesses a tremendous understanding of his own game, he’s shooting a highly impressive 56 percent from the floor through eight games. He also leads the team in free throw attempts and averages more than five rebounds per contest, an indicator of exactly how fiercely he competes.

His comfort level with FSU proved decisive.

”They believed in me and I just have a good relationship with the coaches,” Forrest told Scout. “They treated me and my family like family and just clicked. I feel like it was the best place for me to continue my career.”

Forrest also is a tough defender, key for anyone who signs to play for Leonard Hamilton’s program. He averages just under three steals per game for the Stars, making him a two-way threat.

He anticipates fulfilling multiple different roles for the team. When asked how he’d slot in, he said:

”At the point and if they need me at the other guard positions. And they’ll use me on defense to guard all the wing and guard positions.”

Forrest ranks No. 68 nationally in the 2016 class and is FSU’s first commitment from the rising senior crop.



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