The 6-6 forward has been getting a lot of attention since participating in this year's NJCAA National tournament. Forte averaged 23 points and eight rebounds a game in this past regular season while shooting almost 63 percent from the field. The Arizona native has the reputation of a natural scorer with a soft touch around the rim. He set a 4A state record in Arizona with 60 points in a game in high school.
Previous to his tweet about an offer from Minnesota, Forte tweeted that his top schools are Georgia, Long Beach, Colorado State, Pittsburgh and Ole Miss. He will begin official visits this weekend, with Georgia.
Forte was originally recruited to Texas Tech, where he spent a semester, but played in only a single exhibition game.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
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