March 1, 2004

Jason Forte Named Ivy League Player of the Week

March 1, 2004

Brown University junior guard Jason Forte, the Ivy League's leading scorer, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season after recording a rare triple-double against Dartmouth, and a double-double against Harvard.

Forte scored 11 points, handed out 10 assists and grabbed a season high 12 rebounds in Brown's 77-54 win over Dartmouth. The last Ivy Leaguer to record a triple-double was Dartmouth's Ian McGinnis, who did it against Colgate in 2001.

He came back with "just" a double-double in Brown's 100-83 victory over Harvard, scoring 24 points and handing out 10 assists. In two games, Forte connected on 10 of 23 shots from the field and 14 of 15 free throws, and collected 35 points, 20 assists, 15 rebounds and 6 steals.

Forte is looking to become the first player in Ivy history to lead the league in scoring and assists. He is averaging a league leading 22.2 points per game and handing out a league best 5.75 assists per game.

A first team All-Ivy selection last year, Forte's 1,085 career points are 15th in the Brown record book, while his 393 career assists are second in Brown history. Forte has also connected on 363 career free throws, fifth best in the Brown record book.

Coach Glen Miller's team is currently in second place in the Ivy standings with a 9-3 mark (13-12 overall), earning its fourth consecutive winning season in the league. The Bears will complete their regular season this weekend against Columbia and Cornell on the road.