Cameron Forte Leaves Georgia Basketball During a Frenzied Spring


Cameron Forte is leaving Georgia basketball, taking his crowd pleasing style with him. Are their more shoes to drop?

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The unique style and unabashed love of the game time lights brought to the Stegeman Coliseum by Cameron Forte will be missing from the Georgia basketball experience next season. The 6’7” backup forward is leaving the Georgia basketball program.

Forte, a key substitute for the Dawg Cagers the past two seasons, scored four points and claimed three rebounds a game off the bench for Georgia during last season. He will be remembered for his low post spin and short jumper for the winning points in Tuscaloosa against Alabama during the Dawgs’ last week drive for the four spot in the SEC Tournament and an NCAA Tournament bid.

“Cam has been a key part of our team,” Head basketball coach Mark Fox told  “He is on track to graduate this summer and that was a goal we both shared for him.  I am thankful for the efforts he gave our team and proud of his academic accomplishment.  This spring he expressed the desire to be closer to home and we have granted him a full release to pursue this desire.  We wish him well as he moves forward.”

Feb 21, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs forward Cameron Forte (11) is hugged by teammates after their win over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

As a fifth year graduate transfer, Forte can play immediately as a graduate student next year.

Forte played with a passion and style that, along with his nose for the ball and the rim, made him a crowd favorite. But, he also caught criticism for his occasional lone wolf tactics and it was well-known that he disliked practice, perhaps as much as he loved games.

Is there another shoe to fall? Is this the first of a double move to add either Tevin Mack or a post player to the roster? Or even the biggest fish of all, Jaylen Brown, the best player in the country? Georgia has room for one more scholarship player on its roster.

All eyes are on Tevin Mack. The 6’6” top 75 scorer from Columbia, SC had the Dawgs very near the top of his list when he signed with VCU inthe fall. With former VCU headman Shaka Smart now in Austin, TX, the assumption is that Mack will follow him to the Texas Longhorn program.

Not so fast. Mack and his family seem to be weighing all options – and holding cards close, so stay tuned.

Also, rumors persist that Georgia will receive its own graduate transfer. But information is so closely protected that there are not even rumors of names to report.

Stay tuned. With uncharacteristically frenzied spring recruiting and a committed 2016 class that is now ranked fifth nationally by, this could be the most exciting off-season in Georgia basketball since that guy with the statue in Atlanta signed with the Bulldogs.

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