Juco Wing Likes Runners

Juco Wing Likes Runners

After red shirting his freshman year at Texas Tech and undergoing a coaching change, this high flying wing needed a change of scenery. A year at Howard JC might have been the best thing for him. He averaged 23 points and 8 rebs, and as a full qualifier out of high school in Arizona he's ready to transfer back to a D1 school.

The regular signing period begins April 17th and the UTSA Coaching Staff is trying to fill the scoring voids left by departing seniors Kannon Burrage and Mike Hale. The pair combined for 33pts, slightly more than half of the teams average.

Cameron Forte, a 6'7" 210lb athletic wing from Howard JC, is a very viable solution. In his one season at Howard, he was one of the nation's leaders in scoring. His play earned him 1st Team All Conference and All Region. NCJAA All American designations have not been released yet, but don't be surprised to see Forte pick up more hardware.

Originally a part of the 2011 class from Mclintock HS in Arizona, Forte decided to sign with Texas Tech and Billy Gillispie where he red shirted. After the shake up in Lubbock, he chose to leave, signed with Northern Arizona but was denied a waiver to play immediately. He went the juco route, ended up at Howard and the rest is history.

With an incredible season this past year, the likes of Georgia, Ole Miss, Pittsubrgh, Long Beach State and UTSA, have all extended offers.

This isn't the first time either that Brooks Thompson and his staff have gone after Forte. UTSA has a very strong pipeline into the Grand Canyon State.

"They've been recruiting me for a while. They recruited me out of high school back in 2011," said Forte.

Forte doesn't list any favorites, but states that UTSA is definitely in the running and is working on setting up a visit very soon.

He doesn't want to rush into a decision as he still has time to take visits and see what each program has to offer. Cameron is keeping an eye on where he could possibly contribute early and help a team win.

If his stats and academic standing weren't attractive enough, because he has taken care of business in the classroom, he'll be transferring in as a red shirt sophomore to whichever program lands him. He'll have 3 years to play 3.

Forte is known as a slasher and finisher at the rim. Has good size and length and knows how to use it. It's rare to see a wing player average 8 rebounds a game as he did. His mid range game can stretch out to 15 feet and he's worked on his touch. His game excels when he can use his athletic ability in an up tempo offense or fast break situation. He can use his body well in a half court set to take advantage of smaller defenders.

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