Bryn Forbes is a multi-talented basketball shooting guard/point currently under contract with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. The amazing point guard has distinguished himself in the league by his ability to shoot three-point shots. He completed his youth career with both the Cleveland State Vikings and the Michigan State Spartans. Learn more about the player below
Bryn Forbes Biography
Bryn Forbes was born on July 23, 1993, in Lansing, Michigan. He was born the son of American parents Brandon Forbes and his wife Sue Forbes. Bryn began playing basketball at a very young age and then attended J. W. Sexton High School, where he started his amateur career.
Playing alongside Anthony Clemmons and Denzel Valentine, Bryn led the Sexton team that won state titles in his youth and senior years. He achieved an average of 13.6 points per game and helped the team set a 26-2 record in the junior class. As a senior national player, he also scored 5 rebounds and 19 points per game. At the end of his high school career, Bryn was selected by Lansing State Journal to play for both the Lansing State Journal team and the Class B All-State Team.
During his college career, Bryn Forbes enrolled at Cleveland State University, where he played two seasons before transferring to Michigan State University for the remaining two years of his college career. In his rookie year, the amazing Shooting Guard averaged 3.5 rebounds and 12.7 points while playing 32 performances for the Vikings. In the end, he was honored with the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year Award and the selection of the Horizon All-Newcomer Team.
As a sophomore, Bryn finished fourth in the three-point shootout, averaging 3.1 rebounds and 15.6 points per game. After his impressive performance, Bryn was selected as the second team of All-Horizon and the All-District Team of NABC. In search of a more competitive environment, Bryn joined the Michigan State Spartans in 2014 for the rest of his college career.
At the Spartans, Bryn saw a massive improvement in his game, averaging 8.5 rebounds and 24 points in the 2014/15 season. In his last season, he became one of the top three-point scorers in the country with a 50% field goal percentage. Bryn averaged 2.1 rebounds and 14.4 points per game, while coaches and media named him the second team in the All-Big Ten. He was also named a PIT All-Tournament Team and the first team in the USBWA All-District.
Because Bryn Forbes did not reach the average height for NBA shooters, he lost out of the 2016 NBA draft. After the draft, the guard joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2016 Summer League, where he showed an impressive performance, scoring 77 out of 100 three points. He was then recruited by the Spurs and on July 14, 2016, he received his contract as a rookie. As a rookie, Bryn Forbes shared his time between the Spurs and their G-League subsidiary Austin Spurs. He played a total of 36 games for the Spurs with an average of 2.6 points per game.
In the 2017/18 season, Bryn was voted into the second team in the All-NBA Summer League after a wonderful performance for the Spurs. The guard ended the season as a substitute in 80 games, averaging 1.6 rebounds and 6.9 points per game. In July 2018, Bryn received a contract extension at the Spurs.
Bryn Forbes Family: Parents, Wife, and Children
Just like we said Bryn was born as the son of black American sire Brandon Forbes and his wife Sue Forbes. There is not much information about his parents. It is already known that they were both born in Michigan and it is not known if he has any other siblings or not.
While he is experiencing a flourishing career, Bryn Forbes has not been so successful in his love life. He had a relationship with his high school sweetheart named Raelynn Taylor. The couple began their relationship during their high school years. Although their relationship was never without hiccups, the couple struggled to maintain their relationship until 2017.
The couple was blessed with two sons named Leo and Carter. They welcomed their first child Carter in August 2013 and three years later; they welcomed their second son Leo in 2016. However, after a series of unresolved problems, the two separated in 2017, after which they began fighting for custody of their children. After the court decision, Bryn was granted full custody of their children after paying the sum of $50,000 in child support.
His Height, Weight, and Body Stats
Bryn Forbes is a very dynamic and outstanding player who tries to bring out his best in every game. Despite being undrafted because of his height, the player has fought his way through to the league. Bryn Forbes stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) which is 3 inches below the average height of 6 feet 6 inches for NBA shooting guards. Bryn has a bodyweight of 190 pounds (86 kg) and a wingspan of 6 feet 5 inches.