(As of Feb. 25, 2017)
2016-17 Complete Bio
Features: A Tale of Dedication
“Trent Forrest runs the point. He’s a big guard who can handle the ball and get his feet into the paint. His passing is a strength. He routinely collapses the defense on drives and then kicks to the open shooter. Defensively, he reacts well, rebounds well and gets his hands on a lot of balls out of his area. He’s capable of being a plus defender and being a weapon in transition,” says Michael Rogner of Tomahawk Nation.
ON FORREST: 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…
AS A FRESHMAN (2017): Scored 7 points (3-for-4) to go along with 6 rebounds in his first career game against Charleston Southern (Nov. 12)...Came away with his first double digit scoring game with 10 points (5-for-8) against Iona (Nov. 15)... Scored 9 points in the Seminoles' 100-86 victory Winthrop (Nov. 18)...scored 12 points (6-for-7) and dished out a team high 5 assists and recorded a team high 4 steals against Detroit Mercy (Nov. 20)...Scored 7 points in a season high 26 minutes against Illinois in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 25)...Led the team in rebounds with 9 against Southern Miss (Dec. 6)...Scored a career high 13 points to go along with 6 assists and 6 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bencha against Nicholls State (Dec. 8)...Scored 8 points and played lockdown defense for 21 minutes in a win against Florida (Dec. 11)...Totaled 10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assits against Manhattan in the Orange Bowl Classic (Dec. 17)...Recorded 8 points and 4 rebounds in a win against Samford (Dec. 19)... had one of his best games as a freshman with 12 points and 4 rebounds against Notre Dame (Feb. 11)...had nine points and five rebounds against Clemson (Feb. 25)...
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 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...