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2001 Scouting Report:

Strengths: One of the best mid-range shooters to come out of college in some time ... Loves to create off the dribble can freeze his defender by faking the 3-pointer then blow by them for the 16 footer ... Wonderful rebounder for his size (6-3 1/2) due to his reading of where the ball will go and his good leaping ability ... Has 3-point range and once he sinks a couple watch out Forte can catch fire in a hurry ... Uses a nice little right to left crossover to get in the lane once there his excellent body control helps him get off many tough shots ... Quick hands has become a pretty good defender can come up with easy steals if his man isn't careful with his dribble ... Unlike most young players Forte actually follows his shots which often resulted in easy lay-ups ... Very confident in his ability can shoot for 1-15 and then make the game winner ... For all his scoring Joseph is a pretty descent passer .... Clutch player wants the ball in his hands when th games on the line ... Explosive scorer can single handily bring a team back all by himself ...

Weakness: Many scouts wonder about his size will he be able to play the NBA shooting guard position at 6-4 ... Has a tendency to throw up ill-advised shots this must be worked on as shot selection is a major skill to know what your limits are ... Can rush himself offensively and get careless with the ball ... Although he is a good 3-point shooter he's not exactly what I would call a pure shooter consistently from that distance ... Ball handling needs to be worked on in terms off better ball protection ... Although his upper body strength is much improved it is still a little far from being NBA ready ...

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1999-00 North Carolina

36

45.9

35.9

75.2

1.5

0.4

5.5

2.6

16.7

2000-01 North Carolina

33

45.0

37.7

85.3

2.0

0.4

6.1

3.5

20.9

DIV I Totals

69

45.4

36.8

81.0

1.8

0.4

5.8

3.0

18.7

Comments   

0 #1 Amy Feldman Barocas 2007-08-22 21:30
Joseph,
I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. You were my star at Powers Ferry Elementary School when I taught you in your 4th grade year. I believe you even came to my wedding! Please tell your Mom that I am so proud of her...she was such a strong lady and she kept you in line. Your smile helped you too but that you must thank her for as well...I am no longer teaching, but instead I am in real estate. One day I would like my children to meet you. You have a great deal to be proud of...I will keep watching you! I wish you all the best in life. Joseph, you made teaching a challenge and a joy all at the same time. Maybe one day my children will get to meet you! Take care and tell your Mom a special hello from Mrs. B...remember that name change thing never was easy! Smiles!amy
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