Gary Forbes, the outstanding 6-6 swingman from Benjamin Banneker H.S. in Brooklyn, N.Y., committed to Virginia, according to a source close to Forbes. He will make it official at a 2:30 PM ET press conference tomorrow. All of our sources close to Forbes tell us that the talented offensive player from New York City had been leaning heavily to Virginia over Georgia Tech the past couple of weeks.
Previously, Forbes had praised his visit to Virginia. "Virginia is a great school," Forbes told Russ Blake last night. "But I need to say some prayers and discuss my decision with my parents."
RivalsHoops.com will have coverage of this press conference. But what won this recruiting battle for Virginia was the in-home visit head coach Pete Gillen took a couple of weeks back with Forbes and his family. Our sources say Forbes was impressed with Gillen's outlook Then Forbes had a very good visit to Charlottesville.
Forbes previously had some interest in UConn, Cincinnati and Mississippi State. RivalsHoops.com's number 52 player in the class of 2003 averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and one steal per game last season at Banneker.