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Jason Forte
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Jason Forte

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bay Springs, Miss.

High School:
Bay Springs HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
G

Birthdate:
02/07/1984

Overview
Returns for his senior season after seeing considerable playing time his first three years ... Very versatile player who adds depth in the backcourt and on the front line ... One of the more athletic players on the team ... The strongest player in the weight room.

2004-05 (Jr.):
Played in 24 games, starting five of them ... Missed two games after breaking a bone in his non-shooting hand ... Scored 469 points (6.1 ppg) and 94 rebounds (3.9 rpg) ... Fared well from the free throw line, making 62 percent (45-of-73) ... Made 6-of-8 from 3-point range ... Finished with six double-digit scoring performances ... Put in a season-high 16 points with seven rebounds against Alcorn State (12/11/04) ... Added 14 points and six rebounds against USF (2/2/05) ... Put up 13 points and seven rebounds against Spring Hill (12/7/04) ... Poured in 10 points on three occasions, at South Alabama (12/20/04), at UAB (1/5/05) and at Marquette (2/5/05) ... Also had 10 steals, five assists and one block.

2003-04 (So.):
Played in 26 games, starting 10 of them ... Finished with 91 points and 57 rebounds, averaging 3.5 ppg and 2.1 rpg ... Tied for third on the team in assists (40) ... Connected on 7-of-38 3-point field goals and 12-of-28 free throws ... Started first six games of the season and four-straight in conference play ... Tallied two double-digit scoring games ... Had a career-high 17 points and four rebounds against Samford (12/6/03) ... Added 13 points against Alcorn State (11/21/03) ... Grabbed six rebounds twice, against Texas Southern (11/25/03) and Houston (2/3/04) ... Had a solid three-rebound, five-point game in 31 minutes against UAB (2/11/04) ... Had three points, two rebounds and an assist in the Memphis game (2/24/04).

2002-03 (Fr.):
Had a key three-point basket and eight points in UAB game (2/4/03), and his first double digit scoring game as a Golden Eagle, with 10 points against Louisville (1/29/03) ... Had just one basket against Murray State, but it was a late three-pointer that gave the Eagles the lead ... Played in 26 of 29 games, as a true freshman ... Season-high 22 minutes in the Louisville and UAB games.

Prep:
Played for Coach Ronald Norman at Bay Springs, where he put together an outstanding basketball career ... Averaged 29 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals a game as a senior ... Had his career-best scoring game as a junior when he scored 55 ... Was first team all-state as a senior and all-division MVP as both a junior and senior ... A McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior as well as a Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen as a senior ... Played in the Mississippi/Alabama High School All-Star game ... A member of the Beta Club and named to the honor roll all four years.

Personal:
Son of Cassandra Galloway and Chris Forte ... Enjoys playing the drums in his spare time ... Enrolled in general studies ... Born Feb. 7, 1984.

Forte's Career Statistics
                                 Total
Year      GP-GS  Min.-Avg.  FG-FGA   Pct.  3FG-3FGA  Pct.  FT-FTA  Pct.
2002-03   26-0   298/11.5    22-76   .289    7-39   .179   17-32   .531
2003-04   26-10  459/17.7    36-104  .346    7-38   .184   12-28   .429
2004-05   24-5   469/19.5    48-82   .585    6-8    .750   45-73   .616
Totals    76-15  1,226/16.1  106-262 .405   20-85   .235   74-133  .556

Rebounds Year Off-Def Tot. Avg. PF-FO Ast. TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg. 2002-03 7-27 34 1.3 20-0 9 14 1 11 68/2.6 2003-04 18-39 57 2.2 39-1 30 27 1 20 91/3.5 2004-05 49-45 94 3.9 36-1 5 21 1 10 147/6.1 Totals 74-111 185 2.4 95-2 44 62 3 41 306/4.0

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