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TRENT FORREST

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Player profile

position
Guard
height
6-5
weight
215
year
Sophomore
hometown
Chipley, Fla.
high school
Chipley

HONORS:

2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll

ON FORREST: 

One of Florida State’s toughest players and best on-ball defenders who became the first freshman to lead Florida State in steals since the great Charlie Ward during the 1990-91 season…Florida State’s leading returner in assists for the 2017-18 season…helped Florida State to one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2016-17 as Florida State finished with a 26-9 overall record, a 12-6 mark in ACC play, a second place finish in the ACC standings, a school-record tying No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament and a school-record tying No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament…Florida State’s 26 wins fell one win short of tying the school record for wins while its 12 ACC wins during the regular season tied the school record for ACC wins in a single season…helped Florida State to a school-record tying seven wins over nationally ranked teams including wins over five nationally ranked teams in a six-game stretch in December and January…averaged 2.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and shot .750 from the free throw line as Florida State burst onto the national scene with a 5-1 record with wins over No. 11 Virginia (60-68, Dec. 31), No. 21 Virginia Tech (93-78, Jan, 7), No. 7 Duke (88-72, Jan, 10), No. 15 Notre Dame (83-80, Jan. 15) and No. 12 Louisville (Jan. 21) in one of the greatest six-game spans in school and ACC history…the Seminoles’ 5-1 record in the six-game stretch is the best by an ACC team in league history against six consecutive nationally ranked teams…the Seminoles were ranked No. 6 nationally following their win over Louisville…a leading member of Florida State’s self–proclaimed Boom Squad that gained national recognition as one of the top bench bunches in all of college basketball…the Boom Squad was the popular nickname for the Seminoles’ players who brought high energy off of the bench and combined to score nearly 40 percent of Florida State’s points during the 2016-17 season…the Boom Squad moniker began during the team scoring report for Florida State’s game against Florida (Dec. 11)…a consensus top 50 prep player who was ranked 45th among all prep players by ESPN.com entering college with the class of 2016…ranked as the seventh best player in the state of Florida, the 11th best shooting guard in the nation, the 48th best player in the country and was a four star player by Sports Illustrated… ranked as the 62nd best high school player in the nation by scout.com…a strong athlete on the wing who is an outstanding athlete and a stellar defender…finishes strong at the rim…has good size and strength for a combo guard…has a very high basketball IQ…the all-time leading scorer in Chipley High School history with 3,103 career points…broke the all-time scoring record in Chipley’s run to its second consecutive state championship in 2016…a standout player for the AAU Georgia Stars…led the Stars to the championship of the 2015 Peach Jam – the most important event on Nike’s EYBL Summer Season…named to the All-Tournament team at the Nike EYBL and was the Most Valuable Player at both the Nike EYBL and Las Vegas Classic Championships…Participated in the 2015 Nike Global Challenge where he led his team to the championship…named to the 2014-15 MaxPreps Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team…nominated to be a participant in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American game in 2016…his wingspan was measured at 6-8 during his senior season…a member of the 2017-18 Student Athlete Advisory Council at Florida State…named to the 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll…presented with the First Year Academic Achievement Award and the Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Boom Squad at the Seminoles’ 2017 Basketball Honors Banquet…because of his academic success as a freshman, the Seminoles were named one of the Academic Teams of Excellence by the NABC for the 2016-17 season.

AS A FRESHMAN (2017)

Averaged 4.9 points (tied for seventh on the team), 2.7 rebounds (seventh), 1.2 steals (first) and 1.6 assists (fourth) as he played in all 35 of Florida State’s games during his first season as a Seminole…the first Florida State freshman to lead the team in steals since Charlie Ward during the 1990-19 season…his 43 steals rank as the fourth highest single season steals total by a freshman in school history…his career-high of four steals came in three different games – in victories over Detroit Mercy (Nov. 20) and Illinois (Nov. 25) and in ACC play at Georgia Tech (Jan. 25)…totaled multiple steals in 14 of Florida State’s 35 games with two of more steals coming in six different ACC games…totaled 12 steals in the first six games of the season with four steals coming against Detroit Mercy and Illinois…totaled three steals in Florida State’s victory over Manhattan in the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise (Dec. 17)…his three steals against the Jaspers helped lead Florida State to 11 steals and an 83-67 win…his ACC career-high of four steals against Georgia Tech came on the road…earned three steals in Florida State’s 109-61 win over Clemson at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)…totaled two steals in ACC play in wins over Wake Forest (Dec. 28), at Virginia (Dec. 31), Virginia Tech (Jan. 7) and at Notre Dame (Feb. 11)…the Seminoles’ leader with steals in nine different games…finished fourth on the team with 55 assists and a 1.6 assists per game average as a freshman and is Florida State’s returning leader in the assists category for the 2017-18 season…career-high of six assists came in the Seminoles’ victory over Nicholls State with five or more assists coming three times…totaled five assists in the Seminoles’ wins over Detroit Mercy and at George Washington (Dec. 4) at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C…Florida State’s leader in assists against Detroit Mercy (four) and tied for the team lead in assists against Illinois, Minnesota and at George Washington…led the Seminoles in assists and steals against Detroit Mercy and Illinois…totaled 171 points as he scored in double figures five times as a freshman…double figure scoring came in victories over Iona (10 points, Nov. 15), Detroit Mercy (12 points, Nov. 20), Nicholls State (career-high 13 points, Dec. 8) and against Manhattan in the Orange Bowl Classic (10 points, Dec. 17)…his ACC career-high of 12 points came at Notre Dame (Feb. 11)…an outstanding rebounder for a guard, he averaged nearly three rebounds per game with his career-high of nine coming in Florida State’s victory over Southern Miss (Dec. 6) and at Duke (Feb. 28)…earned at least five rebounds in seven different games with six coming in his career debut against Charleston Southern (Nov. 12), in the Seminoles’ victory over Nicholls State (Dec. 8) and at Georgia Tech (Jan. 25)…was Florida State’s leading rebounder in its wins over Southern Mississippi (Dec. 6) with nine, at Clemson (Feb. 25) with five and at Duke (Jan, 28) with nine…totaled five blocked shots with blocks coming in five difference games – Iona, Illinois, Minnesota, against Manhattan and at Clemson – all Florida State victories…also one of Florida State’s most effective offensive rebounders and averaged nearly 1.0 offensive rebounds per game…totaled his career-high of six offensive rebounds in pulling down nine rebounds against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium…averaged 15.4 minutes played per game as a freshman – the fifth highest per game average and second highest returning average among his Seminole teammates for the 2017-18 season…played his career-high of 26 minutes in Florida State’s victory over Illinois in the final game of the 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off…scored seven points, added five rebounds and four steals in the Seminoles’ victory over the Fighting Illini…played 14 first half minutes and 12 second half minutes as Florida State gained the all-important neutral site victory…earned 20 or minutes of playing time in eight different games including his ACC career-high of 22 minutes played in the Seminoles’ 76-74 win at Clemson (Feb. 25)…totaled 20 or more minutes played in six of the Seminoles’ first 13 games of the season…Florida State’s leading free throw shooter off of the bench with 48 free throws made and a .676 free throw shooting percentage…season-high of five free throws made came in the Seminoles’ wins over Iona and at Clemson…his career-high of seven free throws attempted came as the Seminoles rallied to win at Clemson…was a perfect two of two from the free throw line in the first half and three of four from the line in the deciding second half of the victory…his two first half free throws gave the Seminoles a 14-9 lead at the 14:19 mark…helped the Seminoles take a 38-37 halftime lead…made two of his final three free throw attempts from the free throw line in the final 4:22 to help the Seminoles recover to take the win…two free throws at the 4:22 mark gave Florida State at 69-64 lead… Clemson rallied to outscore the Seminoles 7-5 over the next 2:16 to take a 74-71 lead with 2:06 remaining to be played…Florida State scored the final five points of the games including the final point of the game on a free throw by Forrest to earn the 76-74 ACC road win…instrumental in Florida State’s victory over Louisville with two first half free throws…his free throws extended Florida State’s lead to 19-8 with 13:06 left before halftime…Florida State scored the first 14 points of the game and led 14-0 at the 17:22 mark of the first half…a perfect three of three – including two of two in the second half from the free throw line in the Seminoles’ victory over Illinois…a perfect two of two from the free throw line in Florida State’s 83-78 win over Florida in Tallahassee (Dec. 11)…a perfect two of two from the line with 8:30 left to play to give Florida State a commanding 65-56 lead…the Gators closed to within three with 1:37 left but Florida State scored six of the final 10 points of the game to take the victory…

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018)

Season debut with 2 points, 6 rebounds, a team-high 5 assists and a team-high 3 steals in Florida State’s victory over Fordham in the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17)…totaled 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in the Seminoles’ victory over Colorado State to clinch the championship of the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 19)…

AT CHIPLEY: 

Graduated from Chipley High School in 2016…named to the USA Today All-State Second-Team in Florida as a senior in 2016…finished third in the voting for the prestigious Mr. Basketball Award in the state of Florida following his senior season…played in the 12th Annual All-Star Classic at Rutherford High School following his senior season…led Chipley in scoring, rebounding and assists in each of his four seasons as a member of the varsity team…named the Player of the Year in Class 1A in the state of Florida as a sophomore, junior and senior…led Chipley to a 29-3 and the school’s second consecutive state championship as a senior in 2016… averaged a single-season school record 29.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists as a senior…shot .664 percent from the field, .387 percent from the 3-point line and .846 percent from the free throw line as a senior…ranked as the fifth best player in the state of Florida as a senior in 2016…totaled 50 points, nine rebounds and four assists in Chipley’s 77-63 win over Marianna on Dec, 8, 2015…averaged 31 points, 10 rebounds and 4.0 assists in Chipley’s semifinal and finals runs to the state championships in four games in 2015 and 2016…his totals included a 26 point, 11 rebound and six assist effort in the Tigers’ championship clinching victory over Paxton in Lakeland, Fla in 2016… scored 18 fourth quarter points to lead Chipley to the come-from-behind victory over Paxton in the fourth quarter…averaged 29.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.0 steals while shooting 61 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free throw line in leading Chipley to the Class 1A state championship as a junior in 2015…a finalist for the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball Award as he led Chipley to a 28-3 record and the state championship as a junior…scored 65 points (32.5 ppg), totaled 20 rebounds (10.0 rpg) and 12 assists (6.0 apg) in the semifinals and finals of the state championship tournament…averaged 23 points per game and was Chipley’s leading scorer as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: 

Born June 12, 1998…Trent is the son of Barbara Lee and Lester Forrest…both of his parents played basketball at Chipola Junior College…academically oriented as he graduated from Chipley with a 4.3 grade point average…from a family of Florida State students including his aunt and uncle, Seminole football great Amp Lee (1989-91) who played for the San Francisco 49ers (1992-93),  Minnesota Vikings (1994-96), St. Louis Rams (1997-99) and Philadelphia Eagles (2000)…Lee is still one of only 15 players in school history who rushed for over 2,000 career yards as a Seminole…played for head coach Mike Gates at Chipley – a 1983 graduate of Florida State…cousins of Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst who play tennis at Florida State…committed to Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff on May 5, 2015 – at the end of his junior season…selected Florida State over Wichita State, Georgia, Miami, Alabama, Wake Forest, Providence, Georgia Tech and Tennessee…academic major is sport management..