Feb. 7, 2005
Providence, RI - Brown University senior guard Jason Forte (Rockville, MD) has been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week after averaging over 25 points per game, and hitting a game winning shot, as Brown split games with Cornell and Columbia last weekend.
Forte's 19-foot jump shot with 3.5 seconds remaining lifted Brown to a 54-52 come-from behind victory over Columbia Saturday night. With the game tied, 52-52, and the shot clock off, Forte held the ball just inside half-court, waiting for the clock to tick down. With nine seconds remaining, Forte moved toward the basket, crossed-over a defender, and coolly sank the game winning 19-foot jump shot with 3.5 seconds left. Forte scored 13 of his team high 15 points in the second half as Brown overcame an 11-point halftime deficit.
Friday night at Cornell, Forte, the 2004 Ivy League Player of the Year, scored a career high 36-points, establishing a new Newman Arena scoring record. 28 of Forte's points came in the second half. His 15 free throws vs. Cornell (15 of 17) are ninth best in the Brown record book. He also had six assists and five rebounds against the Big Red.
Forte leads the Ivy League in scoring with 18.3 points per game. He recently moved into third place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 1,395 career points.