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Gary Forbes
Gary Forbes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Benjamin Banneker Academy

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210

Position:
G/F



WORTH NOTING: Played in all 29 games during the 2004-05 season and started four ... averaged 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 22.4 minutes played a game ... played off the bench in 25 games and averaged 21.7 minutes played a game in those games ... scored a career-high 23 points and had six rebounds in the loss at North Carolina (2/16/05) ... was 8-11 from the field in that game, including 3-5 from three-point range ... started for the second time during the 2004-05 season in the loss at Duke (1/16/05) and had the first double-double of his collegiate career with 17 points and 10 rebounds ... scored 17 points and had six rebounds in 31 minutes in a loss at Florida State (3/6/05) ... established career highs with four three-point baskets and eight three-point attempts in that game ... averaged 7.6 points per game, played in all 31 games and started 17 games during the 2003-04 season ... ranked third among freshmen in the Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding (123, 4.0 rpg), third in blocked shots (28, 0.9 bpg), fifth in steals (30, 0.97 spg), seventh in assists (46, 1.48 apg) and seventh in scoring (237, 7.6 ppg) for the 2003-04 season ... finished second on the team in blocked shots (28) and steals (30) ... scored a team-high 19 points in the season-ending 73-63 loss at Villanova (3/20/04) in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament ... scored a season-high 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had two steals in the win over Minnesota (12/3/03) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... selected the Newsday Player of the Year in Brooklyn and was nominated for City Player of the Year as a high school senior in 2002-03 ... earned first-team All-City and All-Tri-State honors in 2002-03 at Benjamin Banneker Academy ... first player in Benjamin Banneker Academy history to play Division I basketball.

AT VIRGINIA2004-05--Played in all 29 games and started four ... averaged 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 22.4 minutes played a game ... scored a career-high 23 points and had six rebounds in the loss at North Carolina (2/16/05) ... was 8-11 from the field in that game, including 3-5 from three-point range ... shot 51.8 percent (44-85) from the field in the last 10 games ... started for the second time during the season in the loss at Duke (1/16/05) and had the first double-double of his collegiate career with 17 points and 10 rebounds ... started his first game of the season in the overtime victory over Loyola Marymount (12/23/04) ... had his second career double-double with 17 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes against Florida State (3/6/05) in his fourth start of the season ... established career highs with four three-point baskets and eight three-point attempts in that game ... played off the bench in 25 games and averaged 21.7 minutes played a game in those games ... scored in double figures in 15 games ... was 5-6 from the field and scored 13 points in 16 minutes of action in the victory over Arizona (11/21/04) ... made a difference with his second half defense in the victory over Auburn (12/3/04) ... scored 21 points and had six rebounds in 27 minutes in the victory over Furman (12/8/04) ... made a career-high nine field goals in that game and led the team in scoring ... also led the team in scoring with 21 points and had nine field goals in the victory over Virginia Tech (2/12/05) ... scored 16 of the team's 21 points during a decisive nine minute stretch of the second half in that game ... scored 11 points in a career-high 37 minutes in the double overtime victory over Western Kentucky (1/5/05) ... scored 11 points and was 5-7 from the field in 18 minutes in the victory at N.C. State (2/5/05) ... scored 17 points, had eight rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots in the double overtime loss to Maryland (2/19/05) at University Hall ... scored 12 points, had seven rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes in the loss to N.C. State at University Hall (3/2/05) ... lettered for the second time. 2003-04--Averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 23.4 minutes played a game ... played in all 31 games and started 17 ... ranked third among freshmen in the Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding (123, 4.0 rpg), third in blocked shots (28, 0.9 bpg), fifth in steals (30, 0.97 spg), seventh in assists (46, 1.48 apg) and seventh in scoring (237, 7.6 ppg) for the 2003-04 season ... scored a season-high 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had two steals in the win over Minnesota (12/3/03) ... named ACC Rookie of the Week after leading the team in scoring (21 points), rebounding (9) and blocked shots (3) in the season-opening win over Mount St. Mary's (11/23/03) ... grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in the victory at Loyola Marymount (12/19/03) ... led the team in rebounding in that game ... scored a team-high 19 points in the season-ending 73-63 loss at Villanova (3/20/04) in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament ... was 8-11 from the field in that game ... had gone 10 consecutive games without scoring in double figures before his 19-point effort against Villanova ... scored eight points and tied his season high with three blocked shots in the win over George Washington (3/17/04) in the first round of the NIT ... scored 13 points, tied his season highs with three blocked shots and 35 minutes played, and established career highs with four assists and three steals in the win over Coastal Carolina (12/22/03) ... hadn't scored in double figures in eight consecutive games before scoring 10 points in the home loss to N.C. State (2/7/04) ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Scored 1,512 points and grabbed 766 rebounds during his high school career ... established career records for points, rebounds and blocked shots at Benjamin Banneker ... selected the Newsday Player of the Year in Brooklyn as a senior and was nominated for City Player of the Year ... earned first-team All-City and All-Tri-State honors ... McDonald's All-American finalist ... averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots a game as a senior ... scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Benjamin Banneker's 75-69 loss to Lincoln High School in the Public School Athletic League "A" Championship game at Madison Square Garden his senior season ... averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and six assists a game as a junior.

HONORS: 2003-04--ACC Rookie of the Week (Nov. 24) ... received the Mr. Hustle Award (team award).

PERSONAL: Gary Orlando Forbes ... born February 25, 1985 in Panama ... son of Ana Maria and Roberto Forbes ... earned subject awards in several subjects at Benjamin Banneker Academy.

YearG-GSMP-Avg.FGM-FGAPct.3FM-3FAPct.FTM-FTAPct.Off-DefReb-AvgPF-DQAstTOBSStlPts-Avg
2003-04 31-17724-23.493-216.43116-58.27635-69.50741-82123-4.066-246592830237-7.6
2004-05 29-4651-22.4108-232.46620-67.29938-65.58541-77118-4.179-425511918274-9.4
career 60-211375-22.91201-448.44936-125.28873-134.54582-159241-4.0145-6711104748511-8.5

Forbes' Career Highs
Points--23 vs. North Carolina (2/16/05); Rebounds--12 vs. Loyola Marymount (12/19/03); FG Made--9 vs Furman (12/8/04), vs. Virginia Tech (2/12/05); FG Att.--18 vs. Duke (1/16/05); 3 Pt. FG Made--4 vs. Florida State (3/6/05); 3 Pt. FG Att.--8 vs. Florida State (3/6/05); FT Made--5 vs. Clemson (3/11/04); FT Att.--9 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/23/03); Minnesota (12/3/03); Assists--4 vs. Coastal Carolina (12/22/03); Iowa State (12/31/03); Blocks--4 vs. Maryland (2/19/05); Steals--3 vs. Coastal Carolina (12/22/03); Minutes--37 vs. Western Kentucky (1/5/05)