July 30, 2011

Sexton's Forbes gets CMU interest

Lansing Sexton HS won the Michigan Class B State Championship last season. In their eight game run through the playoffs, they won by an average of 20.25 points per game and their closest win was by 10 points. Sexton had a very talented team full of current and future college basketball players.

One of those players is Bryn Forbes, who is listed as a shooting guard and projects as a combo guard at the collegiate level. Forbes is a 6-foot-3 wing player that has great range and a quick release.

Forbes has already drawn offers from five different schools thus far - Oakland, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Holy Cross and Hofstra. He is also drawing interest from Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Cleveland State and Duquesne, as well as a preferred walk-on offer from Michigan State.

"The schools that I am most interested in right now are Oakland and then possibly Cleveland State if they offer. I like CMU a lot and I would move them up my list if they offer. Not sure if it would be into the lead, but they would definitely move up the list."

The Chippewas have been talking to the Lansing native for some time now and he traveled to Mount Pleasant in the late part of June. He has talked with all of the coaches, but assistant coach Darren Kohne is the member of the staff that has talked to him the most.

"It was nice. I liked it. I really liked the new arena. That was pretty impressive."

Most schools are recruiting Forbes to play the point guard, shooting guard, or a combination of both. He says that he likes playing off the ball more, but that he's fine with playing the point as well.

The Sexton senior has already visited Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Oakland, Northern Illinois and Cleveland State. His next big camp is the BCAM camp tomorrow.

Forbes is just looking for a program where he will play early and he said that he will probably commit to a school sometime in the next month.

One of the biggest highlights of Forbes' season in 2010-11 was scoring 29 points in the state semi-finals. He also had 10 points in the state championship game.

Sexton is returning four of the five starters from last year and they are all receiving varying levels of interest from Division One schools. Forbes' teammate Denzel Valentine is a verbal commitment to Michigan State. The fifth starter from last year, Tryin Wade, will start playing for Ferris State this winter.

"We've got a really good chance to win again. We've got me, Denzel, Anthony (Clemens), and Jalen (Payne). That's four of our five starters right there, so we should be pretty good. I don't have any individual goals. I just want to win again."

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