Trice on Forbes: "I love playing with him"

Michigan State senior point guard likes the shooting ability of the Cleveland State transfer, who has been getting more grounded in the Spartans' system.

It has not taken long, but Bryn Forbes is cementing a reputation with his basketball teammates at Michigan State.

As senior Travis Trice said, it’s safe to call him a point guard’s dream.

“He is one of those guys where if he gets it off, you might as well count in,” Trice said. ”He has a knack for finding the open spot on the floor. I love playing with him. There have been times in practice where I will drive and kind of get in trouble and he finds that open spot on the floor and knocks it down.”

The transfer from Cleveland State will be a junior this season and is eligible immediately due to an NCAA waiver. It is his shooting ability – he shot 42.4 percent from 3-point range last season – that figures to get him playing time this season off the Spartans’ bench.

Moving from one program to another has been an adjustment, naturally, but Trice said he likes where Forbes is with his game right now.

”He was kind of struggling a little bit early on as far as picking up our concepts, which has gotta be really hard,” he said. “Coming from high school to college, it’s different, but being in one system and going over to another one and being expected to play right away, he doesn’t have the luxury of a year off where he can learn.

”He is trying to pick everything up really, really fast.”

As he does, he continues to look better in practices. Senior forward Branden Dawson said Forbes has been looking good of late.

”He is fired up to play this year,” Dawson said. “He can really shoot it. He is fired up and he is learning, just learning the plays. … I think he is ready to go.”

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