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Bryn Forbes announces transfer to Michigan State

June 19, 2014

By Kevin Liszka

On Friday June 13 Bryn Forbes officially announced he will transfer to Michigan State University for the 2014-15 season.

Forbes will have to sit out the season in accordance with NCAA rules.
He could seek a hardship waiver to play immediately due to a family illness.
In either scenario he would have two years of eligibility remaining.

“We are excited to add Bryn Forbes, a homegrown product, to our roster,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said in a press release. “Bryn enjoyed two great seasons at Cleveland State, but he’s decided to come back closer to home.”

Coming out of high school in Lansing, Forbes was ranked the No. 3 shooting guard of his class in Michigan. He won back-to-back state titles alongside current Michigan State guard/forward Denzel Valentine.

“He can shoot at any level. I’ve covered a lot of mid-major hoops. Forbes is a high-major offensive player,” Lansing State Journal reporter Graham Couch said. “If he defends, I do think he’ll have a chance to play a lot.”
Bryn Forbes bids CSU adieu
The loss of Forbes is significant for Cleveland State.
He was the leading scorer last season at 15.6 points per game and shot 42 percent from beyond the arc, en route to breaking the school’s record for three pointers in a season.

“We want to thank Bryn for his contributions to the Cleveland State program,” head coach Gary Waters said. “He has represented our program well and although it is disappointing to see him leave, we wish him the best.”

In Forbes’ absence, the team will lean heavily on guards Trey Lewis and Charlie Lee.
Lewis, a junior, averaged 13.1 points per game on 40 percent shooting from the field while Lee, a senior, averaged 9.8 points per game and 43 percent shooting from three.

New additions to the Vikings roster are receiving praise from coach Waters.

“I feel that Kenny [Carpenter] has the potential to be an out standing player in our program,” Waters said at the time. “His skill level will continue to enhance, making him a dominant guard in the Horizon League in the future.”

Carpenter, regarded by scouts as a crafty scorer, averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists this past season. His 6’5” frame makes him a solid candidate to join Waters three-guard rotation.

The Vikings also signed highly ranked guard Terrell Hales to a national letter of intent last November.