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Posted On: 06/27/18 12:15 PM
Sky Forest has more options than a typical high school athlete, with superb talent in both basketball and football. He’s been praised in both sports, now it’s just up to him to decide which sport he will pursue.
But, which sport will he choose?
Forest led Lausanne Collegiate School to a state championship in 2017 as the team’s signal caller, and was part of a state title run with the boys’ basketball team during the 2016-17 season. Standing at 6-foot-3, weighing 215 pounds, Forest has arm strength at quarterback, and the leadership skills to be a team’s point guard.
His outside shooting makes him a viable piece for the Lynx offense, and can also play shooting guard, and allow sophomore combo guard Alden Applewhite to be the team’s floor general. Hopefully, Forest will use this summer leading into his senior season as a decision one, narrowing down his list of schools and the sport he loves the most.
“Honestly, I don’t have any clue,” Forest said when asked which sport he’s going to choose. “Playing both just gives me more options to do what I want to do. I love both sports. So, just to have that option when signing day comes around is a blessing. So, whatever God needs me to do, that’s what I’m going to do.”
When it comes to basketball, Forest is one of the best offensive players for Lausanne. In the Jerry Peters Memphis Summer Classic, he had 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists in a 60-51 loss to Southwind. He carried the offense by himself after Applewhite was ejected in the first half after a scuffle with the Jaguars’ senior forward Kamron Jones.
Forest is his own toughest critic as he points out the flaws in his game that needs to improve such as his lateral speed and on-ball defense. Playing games against tough competition in the classic helped Forest realize the areas he needs to improve in, which will lead him to his ultimate goal: getting offers in basketball.
In football, Forest has offers from Prairie View A&M and Austin Peay, while receiving interests from Texas A&M, Georgia, and Memphis. But, in basketball, Forest has yet to pick up an offer, which is driving him each day to improve. Schools such as Oklahoma, Campbell, South Alabama, and Lipscomb are showing interests in the combo guard.
But, that’s not good enough.
“Trust me, that’s going to change after the Nike EYBL Peach Jam,” Forest said. “On July 11th, I got to wake some people up.”
The Peach Jam will take place from July 11-15 in North Augusta, South Carolina.
Forest guarantees he will show the spectators how valuable he can be to a college basketball program, and he also guarantees the Lynx will win the state championship if both he and Applewhite are “money” each night they touch the floor.
“I think we’re one of the best duos in the state,” Forest said. “If we’re both on, nobody in the state can top us. I cold heartily believe that.”