Tuesday, March 6, 2012

EWU Eagle Eye Player of the Week: Jeffrey Forbes (#22)

Jeffrey Forbes lit the house on fire
photo from goeags.com
EWU Eagle Eye Player of the Week February 28th to March 5th, 2012

Jeffrey Forbes (#22) - @JFlight22
Junior Guard 5’10” 170lbs

Last week Jeffrey Forbes contributed his usual solid performance, a tough defender and middle man in an Eagles offense that doesn’t often give him opportunities for points or assists Jeff’s presence is steadfast and consistent.  In two games Jeff played a combined total of 74 minutes, he accumulated 28 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 0 turnovers.  On Tuesday he hit his season average across the board with 7 pts, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.  When the Big Sky Tournament came to town and the Eagles faced the daunting task of defeating the Idaho State Bengals for a third time in just ten days and when the same Eagles squad needed someone to step up and score, Forbes answered the call.

Forbes got hot early and stayed hot through-out the game as he shot 8 of 12 from the field or about 67% including a sizzling 5 of 6 from beyond the arc.  Jeff didn’t stop with a phenomenal offensive performance that netted 21 pts, the most for him against a D1 opponent since late 2009, he also added 4 rebounds 2 assists and 2 steals.  He did it without turning the ball over a single time.  Forbes couldn’t have picked a better time for his best game of the season.

Check out the previous EWU Eagle Eye Players of the Week:
February 21st to February 27th, 2012
February 14th to February 20th, 2012
February 7th to February 13th, 2012
January 31st to February 6th, 2012