April 8, 2004
Brown junior guard Jason Forte (Rockville, MD), the 2004 Ivy League Player of the Year, has been named an Associated Press All-American, earning honorable mention honors.
Forte, a first team All-Ivy selection, helped lead Brown to its fourth consecutive winning season (14-13) and a second place finish in the Ivy League standings for the third time in the last four years, with a 10-4 league mark. He is Brown's sixth two-time first team All-Ivy selection.
Forte emerged as one of the top players in the nation when he accomplished the Ivy League's first "Tiny," leading the league in both scoring (21.4 ppg.) and assists (5.79 apg). The "Tiny" is named in honor of Nate "Tiny" Archibald, the only NBA player to achieve the feat of leading a league in both scoring and assists.
A two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, Forte also tied for the league lead in steals (2.07 per game), and ranked fourth in free throw percentage (.856), making more free throws (95) than any other Ivy player attempted.
In back-to-back Ivy games, Forte registered a rare triple-double vs. Dartmouth, and a double-double vs. Harvard. He netted 11 points, handed out 10 assists and grabbed 12 rebounds against the Big Green, and came back the next night with 24 points and 10 assists vs. Harvard. Forte scored a season high 30 points against Cornell and added 29 points vs. Penn, scoring in double figures in every Ivy League game.
Forte ranks 15th on Brown's all-time scoring list with 1,118 career points, second in the in career assists (405), and fourth in career free throws (373). His 129 assists in 2003-2004 are seventh in Brown hoop history.
2003-04 Associated Press Men's Basketball All-American Team:
First Team: Jameer Nelson, Saint Joseph's; Emeka Okafor, Connecticut; Lawrence Roberts, Mississippi St.,; Josh Childress, Stanford; Ryan Gomes, Providence.
Second Team: Devin Harris, Wisconsin; Julius Hodge, North Carolina State; Luke Jackson, Oregon; Andre Emmett, Texas Tech; Blake Stepp, Gonzaga.
Third Team: Chris Duhon, Duke; John Lucas, Oklahoma St.; Hakim Warrick, Syracuse; Rashad McCants, North Carolina; Wayne Simien, Kansas.
Honorable Mention (In alphabetical order): Tony Allen, Oklahoma St.; Rafael Araujo, BYU; Andre Barrett, Seton Hall; Odell Bradley, IUPUI; Darren Brooks, Southern Illinois; Dee Brown, Illinois; Antonio Burks, Memphis; Taylor Coppenrath, Vermont; Erik Daniels, Kentucky; Miah Davis, Pacific; Paul Davis, Michigan St.; Greg Davis, Troy State; Luol Deng, Duke; Ike Diogu, Arizona State; B.J. Elder, Georgia Tech; Gerald Fitch, Kentucky; Luis Flores, Manhattan; Jason Forte, Brown; Matt Freije, Vanderbilt; Francisco Garcia, Louisville; Danny Gathings, High Point; Ben Gordon, Connecticut; David Harrison, Colorado; David Hawkins, Temple; Kris Humphries, Minnesota; LeRoy Hurd, Texas-San Antonio; Andre Iguodala, Arizona; Arthur Johnson, Missouri; Domonic Jones, Virginia Commonwealth; Carl Krauser, Pittsburgh; Jaime Lloreda, LSU; Bryant Matthews, Virginia Tech; Sean May, North Carolina; Attarrius Norwood, Mississippi Valley St.; Dylan Page, Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Chris Paul, Wake Forest; Tim Pickett, Florida St.; J.J. Redick, Duke; Anthony Roberson, Florida; Ron Robinson, Central Connecticut; Austen Rowland, Lehigh; Romain Sato, Xavier; Alvin Snow, Eastern Washington; Kirk Snyder, Nevada; Chris Thomas, Notre Dame; Ronny Turiaf, Gonzaga; Cuthbert Victor, Murray State; Zakee Wadood, East Tennessee State; Nick Welch, Air Force; Mike Wells, Western Kentucky; Delonte West, Saint Joseph's; Mike Williams, Western Michigan; Shelden Williams, Duke; Thurman Zimmerman, South Carolina St.