August 15, 2022 - by

Atlanta Hawks Sign Former Seminole Trent Forrest

ATLANTA, Ga. ( – Florida State team captain Trent Forrest, who spent the first two seasons of his professional career in the NBA with the Utah Jazz organization, has signed a two-way contract with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. 

Forrest saw action in 60 games (six starts) for the Utah Jazz as a two-way player during the 2021-22 campaign, averaging 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 12.8 minutes (.490 FG%, .792 FT%). In his six starts, the 6-4 guard averaged 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 28.4 minutes of action (.611 FG%, .429 3FG%, .889 FT%). Utah compiled a 4-2 record with Forrest in the starting lineup.  Forrest scored a career-high 18 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor, in addition to two rebounds, a career-high tying eight assists and one steal in 39 minutes as a starter in a win against Denver on Feb. 2, 2022. 

Forrest began his professional career as he signed a two-way contract with the Jazz prior to the start of the 2020-21 season.  He signed a second two-way contract for the 2021-22 season. He signed a standard NBA contract on April 10, 2022. Over his two-year career, Forrest has played in 90 games (six starts), and has career averages of 3.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 11.9 minutes (.478 FG%, .851 FT%). He has also appeared in four NBA playoff games. 

Forrest graduated with honors from Florida State and appeared in 137 games (69 starts) during his four-year career with the Seminoles.  He averaged 8.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 25.4 minutes (.462 FG%, .748 FT%). He finished his Seminole career as the all-time winningest player in program history with 104 wins, ranked third in total steals (224) and games played (137), while ranking fifth in total assists (455) and 10th in free throws made (336).

The Chipley, Fla., native was selected to the 2019-20 All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Defensive Team, while garnering All-ACC Academic Team honors in each year at Florida State (2017-20).

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