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(Updated July 2018)
Chipley, Fla.
high school


PTS: 23 vs. Southeast Missouri (12-17-18)
REBS: 11 vs. Syracuse (1-13-18), vs. UAB (11-22-18)
ASTS: 12 vs. Southern Miss (12-21-17)
STL: 5 vs. UConn (12-8-18)


Career Steals — T18th — 133


2017, 2018 ACC Academic Basketball Team
2017, 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll



His development as one of the top all-around players in the ACC will accelerate the Seminoles’ continued ascension to the upper ranks of the ACC standings during his junior and senior seasons… his performance in the NCAA Tournament led the Seminoles to a 3-1 record with wins over No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March18, 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 75-60) and helped solidify his place among the top players in the best conference in all of college basketball…a spectacular player for the Seminoles in the 2018 NCAA Tournament as he averaged 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals as Florida State advanced to within one game of the Final Four for the second time in school history…led the Seminoles in assists, steals, free throws made, free throws attempted and defensive rebounds as Florida State tied the school record with three wins in the 2018 NCAA Tournament…Florida State defeated No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 2018, 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 2018, 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 2018, 75-60) to advance to the Elite Eight before falling to Michigan (March 24, 2018, 57-54) only one win from reaching the Final Four for the first time since 1972…double figure scoring came against both Missouri (10 points and six rebounds) and Xavier (14 points and four steals) as Florida State steam-rolled its way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011…ranked in the top 10 of three different ACC statistical categories during the 2017-18 season – fifth in assist:turnover ratio (2.3:1), eighth in steals (1.6 spg) and 10th in assists (4.1 apg)…has led Florida State to 13 wins over nationally ranked teams in the first two seasons of his career – a school record tying seven as a freshman and six as a sophomore…Florida State has earned wins over nationally ranked No. 3 Xavier (March 18, 2018, 75-70), at No. 5 Florida (Dec. 4, 2017, 83-66), No. 7 Duke (Jan. 10, 2017, 88-72), No. 8 Gonzaga (March 22, 2018, 75-60), at No. 11 Virginia (Dec. 31, 2016; 60-58), No. 11 North Carolina (Jan. 3, 2018, 81-80), No. 11 Clemson (Feb. 14, 2018, 81-79), No. 12 Louisville (Jan. 21, 2017, 73-68), No. 15 Notre Dame (Feb. 11, 2017, 83-80), No. 21 Florida (Dec. 11, 2016; 83-78), No. 21 Virginia Tech (Jan. 7, 2017, 93-78), No. 24 Miami (Jan, 27, 2018; 103-94 in overtime) and No. 25 Miami (March 4, 2017, 66-57) during the first two years of his career…with Forrest in its lineup, the Seminoles have won 49 of 70 games (.700 winning percentage) in the first two years of his Florida State career…has played in 69 games with two starting assignments (against Syracuse and at Clemson) as a sophomore…Florida State’s leading returner in assists and steals for the 2017-18 season…Florida State has a winning percentage of .700 percent (49-21) in the first two seasons of his career…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…the Seminoles won 23 games during his sophomore season of 2017-18…Florida State won 26 wins during the 2016-17 season and 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……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 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…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…a member of the 2017-18 Student Athlete Advisory Council at Florida State…honored with the Mr. Inspirational Award by the Florida State LYFE (Leaders Yearning For Excellence) Program in 2018…named to the 2017 and 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll…named to the All ACC Academic Basketball team in both 2017 and 2018…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…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…earned an incredible and team-leading five awards at Florida State’s Honors Banquet in 2018: named the Seminoles’ Outstanding Student-Athlete, earned the Sixth Man of the Year Award for the second consecutive year, won the Otto Petty Most Assists Award, named the Charlie Ward Defensive Player of the Year and shared the Dave Cowens Chairman of the Boards Award as the Seminoles’ top rebounder.

AS A JUNIOR (2019)

A starter with 13 points and 5 assists in the Seminoles’ 81-60 win over Florida in Tallahassee (Nov. 6)…a complete game of 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots in Florida State’s victory at Tulane (Nov. 11)…another all-around game of 8 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in Florida State’s victory over Canisius in the AdvoCare Invitational in Tallahassee (Nov. 19)…tied his career-high with 11 rebounds to go along with 5 points and 3 assists in Florida State’s 81-63 win over UAB in the quarterfinals of the AdvoCare Invitational in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Nov. 22)…totaled 10 points, 7 rebounds and a career-high tying 4 steals in Florida State’s 79-76 win over LSU in the semifinals of the AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 23)…tied the game against LSU at 68 and sent it into overtime with a layup with 2 seconds remaining in regulation time…helped Florida State outscore the Tigers by an 11-8 margin in the overtime period to win the game for Florida State…totaled 11 points and 2 rebounds in the championship game of the 2018 AdvoCare Invitational (Nov 25)…scored nine points, added 3 assists and 3 steals in Florida State’s come-from-behind 73-72 win over Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 28)…scored the game winning basket with 5.2 seconds remaining in the game to give the Seminoles the one-point win…scored 13 points and added 5 rebounds in Florida State’s 83-67 victory over Troy in Tallahassee (Dec. 3)…totaled 8 points, 2 rebounds and a career high 5 steals in Florida State’s victory over UConn in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Dec. 8)…career-high 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in Florida State’s 85-67 win over Southeast Missouri in Tallahassee (Dec. 17)…totaled 10 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals in Florida State’s victory over North Florida in Tallahassee (Dec. 19)…totaled 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in Florida State’s 81-59 win over Saint Louis in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 22)…scored 6 points and added 2 steals in Florida State’s 87-76 win over Winthrop in Tallahassee (Jan. 1)…totaled 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Jan. 9)…earned 5 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in Florida State’s game against No. 1 Duke in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)…team-leading 19 points (on a career-high 11 of 12 free throws made), 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals at Pitt (Jan. 14)…


Averaged a career-high 7.9 points (fifth on the team), a career-high 4.9 rebounds (third), 4.1 assists (first) and 1.6 steals (first) as he helped lead Florida State to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993…his play in the NCAA Tournament led the Seminoles to a 3-1 record with wins over No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 75-60)…scored in double figures 11 times during the 2017-18 season as compared to just five times in double figure scoring as a freshman…led the Seminoles in scoring for the first time in his career with his career-high of 21 points in Florida State’s victory over Boston College in Tallahassee (March 3)…tied his career-high with eight made free throws in the Seminoles’ Senior Day victory over the Eagles…totaled his career-high of 21 points and 10 rebounds to earn his first career double-double in the win at home over Boston College…scored in double figures in four of Florida State’s last six games (including once in the ACC tournament and twice in the NCAA Tournament)…averaged 12.6 points per game from March 3 against Boston College (21 points) through the Seminoles’ exciting four-game run through the NCAA Tournament…his continued improvement during the course of the season was illustrated in his ACC and non-conference scoring averages…he averaged 8.1 points in 18 ACC games as compared to his 6.5 points per game scoring average in Florida State’s first 12 games (all non-conference) games of the season…once he began the ACC season against Duke, he averaged 8.6 points per game in the final 23 games of the season (18 ACC games, one game in the ACC Tournament and four game in the NCAA Tournament)…led Florida State in scoring with 16 at NC State (Feb. 25) and 21 against Boston College…totaled 14 or more points in five of the Seminoles’ final 10 games of the season…Florida State’s third-leading rebounder from the guard position with 167 rebounds and a 4.9 rebounds per game average…his career-high of 11 rebounds came in the Seminoles’ double overtime victory over Syracuse at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 13)…he totaled seven points, 11 rebounds, seven assist and one blocked shot as a starter for the first time against the Orange…played 40 of 50 minutes in the extra session win over against Syracuse…totaled five or more rebounds in 19 of Florida State’s 35 games as he led Florida State in rebounding three times…led the Seminoles’ in rebounding in victories over Syracuse (11 rebounds), at Louisville (nine) and against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament (six)…led the Seminoles in both assists (138 / 4.1 apg) and steals (53 / 1.6 spg) as a sophomore making him the first Seminole to lead the team in both categories since the 2013 season (Michael Snaer)…ranked 10th in the ACC in assists and eighth in the ACC in steals during the 2017-18 season…one of five players in the ACC to rank in the top 10 for assists AND steals in 2017-18…Forrest was joined by only Markell Johnson of NC State, Bryant Crawford of Wake Forest, Frank Howard of Syracuse and Grayson Allen of Duke to pull of the ACC top-10 double…ranked fifth in the ACC in the assist:turnover category with a 2.3:1 mark (138 assists against only 59 turnovers)…Florida State’s leader in assists despite starting only two of the 34 games he played in…his career-high of 12 assists came in the Seminoles’ win over Southern Miss (Dec. 21) and marked the first time in his career that he had earned double figure assists in a game…totaled five or more assists in 14 different games…his ACC career-high of seven assists came in the Seminoles’ win over Syracuse and at NC State (Feb. 25)…totaled 65 assists in 18 ACC games for a 3.6 assists per game average…totaled 25 assists (5.0 assists per game) in the Seminoles’ five postseason games – against Louisville in the ACC Tournament and against Missouri, Xavier, Gonzaga and Michigan in the NCAA Tournament…totaled 53 assist more as a reserve than did the Seminoles’ starter at the point guard position…the Seminoles’ leader in steals for the second consecutive season…totaled a single-season career-high 53 steals as a sophomore and enters his junior season with 96 career steals…tied his career-high of four steals in two games as a sophomore with four coming in victories against Tulane in the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 10) and in the Seminoles’ NCAA Tournament victory over Xavier at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (March 18)…totaled three or more steals in 11 different games and multiple steals in 14 of the 34 games he played in…totaled 10 points, nine rebounds and a team-high five assists in Florida State’s victory over Louisville at the KFC YUM! Center (Feb. 3)…16 points (six in overtime), four assists, one blocked shot and one steal in Florida State’s overtime win over No. 11 Clemson (Feb. 14)…totaled 12 points, five rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over Pittsburgh (Feb. 18)…16 points and added six rebounds and seven assists at NC State (Feb. 25)…scored 14 points, pulled down five rebounds and earned six assists against Louisville in the ACC Tournament at the Barclay’s Center (March 7)…scored 14 points and added five rebounds, a career-high tying four steals and three assists in Florida State’s victory over Xavier to send the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (March 18).


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 1990-91 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 at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (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…season-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 in the ACC Big Ten Challenge 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 (season-high 13 points, Dec 8) and against Manhattan in the Orange Bowl Classic (10 points, Dec. 17)…his ACC season-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 season-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 (Feb. 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 rebound 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 among his Seminole teammates…played his season-high of 26 minutes in Florida State’s victory over Illinois in the final game of the 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. …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 season-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 season-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 a 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.


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…totaled 3,103 career points in his four seasons…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.


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 played tennis at Florida State (2015-18)…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.