On New Years Eve, former FSU captain Trent Forrest took his professional first steps for Utah Jazz. Forrest, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in November 2020, started in place of an injured Joe Ingles. Forrest clocked 21 minutes and finished with 4 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds en route to a win in his very first start.
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It’s gratifying to see such a legendary player from the State of Florida being able to compete at the next level. In his 137 games played at Florida State, Forrest averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Although his presence on the pitch is what Seminole fans remember the most. Recruited as a 4 star in Chipley, FL; Former Nole captain contributed straight away as a freshman and only got better from there.
Forrest helped lead the Seminoles to a Sweet Sixteen during his senior season and has been one of the most valuable players in their Elite Eight run in 2018. Since being signed by Utah Jazz, he’s appeared in 57 games and stepped in for the Jazz when they needed him most. Forrest even recorded minutes in the first and second rounds of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, and with the Omicron variant running across the league, it wouldn’t be surprising if Forrest played a bigger role for one of the better teams. of the Western Conference.
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Forrest has a chance to impress head coach Quin Snyder and steal a few minutes during the opportunity given to him. Forrest will enter free agency during the offseason, and if he plays well during that time, he could work his way into a solid contract with another team. Similar to what Terrance Mann accomplished during his time with the Clippers in last season’s playoffs.