Forbes Talks About His Final List

Gary Forbes thought he had it all figured out and was ready to make an announcement on a college this week, but he had a change of heart after speaking with his parents.
Forbes, the outstanding 6-6 swingman from Benjamin Banneker H.S. in Brooklyn, N.Y., told at the Five-Star Hoop Classic in Philadelphia that he will take at least two, possibly three, official visits over the next several weekends.
"My parents were talking to me, and they told me that the ethical thing to do would be to take both visits," Forbes said. "Then I am going to decide from there."
Forbes is going to visit Georgia Tech from Sept. 20-22 and Virginia from Sept. 27-29.
UConn and Cincinnati are out, and Mississippi State trails both Virginia and Georgia Tech on Forbes' list.
There's a chance that Forbes could take a visit to Mississippi State in early October, but nothing official has been set up.
"Mississippi State is a great program and they are always winning," Forbes said. "I would like to play with Gary, Travis and Butler -- that would be a great team to play for."
In a previous interview, Forbes stated his affection for the Atlantic Coast Conference, so it's no surprise that Virginia and Georgia Tech are at the top of the list.
"Virginia just lost Roger Mason, Jr., so I can come in and play right away, and they have a great program as well," Forbes said. "Georgia Tech has a history of sending guards to the NBA, and they have a great program as well in the ACC."'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.
Forbes said that there is a chance he could announce a decision after his first two official visits to Virginia and Georgia Tech, and will keep you posted.