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Florence High School class of 2019 SG/SF Jaylen Forbes is a state secret ... for now

Florence (MS) High School class of 2019 shooting guard/small forward Jaylen Forbes may be the best kept secret in the state of Mississippi.

  • Name: Jaylen Forbes
  • Classification: 2019
  • High School: Florence (MS) High School
  • Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-3, 175
  • Ranking: NR

Very few people have heard of Florence High School sophomore guard Jaylen Forbes. But that will likely change if he puts up similar numbers as he did his freshman season at Florence.

"I started last season and averaged 25 points per game, something like 7 rebounds and 4 assists," said the 6-foot-3, 175-pounder.

And his offense wasn't just dunks or three-pointers.

"Offensively, I can do it all," said Forbes.

As of now, his offense is ahead of his defense. But he is trying to change that.

"I want to improve my defense," said Forbes. "I want to learn to move my feet better and stop reaching so much."

Recruiting-wise, no schools are showing interest but that will likely change as he continues to improve his game.

"Schools aren't showing interest in me yet," said Forbes. "But I'm not thinking about recruiting yet. I haven't been to any (college) camps yet."

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network.

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