Following Saturday’s NBADL draft, the Grand Rapids Drive completed a trade with the Canton Charge acquiring the 34th overall pick Adrian Forbes and Canton’s 2016 2nd round pick in exchange for Michael Stockton, the Drive’s 26th overall pick. Forbes is a 6-foot-11, 255-pound center out of Auburn University. While at Auburn, Forbes averaged 3.02 points, 2.84 rebounds, and 0.14 assists in 57 contests. He returns to the states after playing two consecutive seasons oversees.
Forbes, in an interview with Evan Woodbery/AL.com, revealed basketball was simply a path from his home in Spanish Town, Jamaica to a college degree. He has spent time over the last two seasons with the Carolina Pee Dee Vipers of the PBL and Cognac BB of NM1, averaging 5 points and 9 points per game, respectively.
(photo credit: Todd Van Emst, Auburn)