Eastern Illinois Adds Swingman

Eastern Illinois recently received a commitment. LaGrange (IL) Lyons Township swingman Cortez Forte cast his lot with Eastern Illinois. Forte is the teammate of Northwestern-bound swingman Jim Maley.

Eastern Lands Forte

The Eastern Illinois Panthers of the Ohio Valley Conference, an NCAA team last year, recently added a swingman from LaGrange (IL) Lyons Township.

According to coach Conte Stamas, Cortez Forte is a Panther. "He's a slashing type player," Stamas said. He's got a really good first step and goes to the basket well. He always gets the other team's top offensive player."

Forte considered Bradley, Illinois-Chicago and Southern Illinois. "A lot of mid-major types were looking at him," Stamas said. Last year, Forte was an all-conference player. This year, he's averaging 13 points and 6 rebounds.

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