Joseph Forte News Archive

Video: Cota, Forte lead UNC to upset of No. 1 seed Stanford - March 19, 2000

March 19, 2000 - Joseph Forte scores 17 points and Ed Cota has 10 assists to lead No. 8 seed North Carolina to a 60-53 win over top seed Stanford in the NCAA second round.

Tar Heels Today: Roy offers Montgomery, Hollins at the Super Bowl

Roy Williams offers E.J. Montgomery, Mack Hollins meets the Super Bowl media, UNC women's basketball faces No. 5 Notre Dame, a classic UNC-Duke flashback and more in Tar Heels Today.

UNC-Wisconsin Postgame Notes

The Tar Heels have won more games in the Maui Invitational than any school in the nation (18) and are second in titles with four. Joel Berry II earned MVP honors. Berry is the third straight UNC point guard to win MVP honors in Maui (shooting guard Joseph Forte in 1999-2000, point guard Raymond Felton in 2004-05, point guard Ty Lawson in 2008-09).

Lucas: UNC Basketball Mailbag

Only two other Tar Heel teams have ever had four active 1,000-point scorers. The most recent was in 2005, when the eventual national champions included Rashad McCants, Jawad Williams, Raymond Felton and Sean May. The 2000-01 team also had four active players reach the milestone, as it included Jason Capel, Brendan Haywood, Kris Lang and Joseph Forte. This year's team will join that group very soon.

Lucas: No Doubt About It

There has never been a UNC player like Reyshawn Terry. It's a fan's compulsion to try and compare players. You know the drill--Brandan Wright reminds me of Sam Perkins. Wayne Ellington reminds me of Joseph Forte. But Terry is in his own category. Who else would make a mistake by throwing the ball to Wright 22 feet from the basket on a fast break and then turn around and nail a three-pointer at one of the game's biggest moments?

Lucas: UNC Basketball Mailbag Dec. 19

Joseph Forte is one of the most popular "Whatever happened to...?" questions in Mailbag history. He's currently playing in Italy with Montepaschi Siena. He may not speak much Italian, but he has plenty to talk about with two of his teammates: former Clemson standout Terrell McIntyre and former Maryland star Lonny Baxter.

Tar Heel Pros News & Notes

Joseph Forte of Montepaschi Siena (Italy) "can play at either guard spot with his passing skills, soft touch and athleticism," notes the official Web site. Forte is joined in Siena by PG Terrell McIntyre (Clemson), Lonny Baxter (Maryland) and Romain Sato (Xavier).

Tar Heel Pros News & Notes

Byron Sanders played nearly 48 minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers at the Summer Pro League at Long Beach in southern California. Sanders appeared in six of eight games, scored 10 points, took down eight rebounds, dished three assists, gave away three turnovers and rejected two shots. In two games in Long Beach for the Memphis Grizzlies, Joseph Forte played 42 minutes, scored 11 points on 3-14 from the field and 5-6 from the line. He also had six boards, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

Joe Forte Released From Orlando Magic Summer League

Former North Carolina point guard Joseph Forte was one of four players cut from the summer roster in advance of today's summer-league opener in Orlando at the Magic's practice facility. Others cut were former Alaska-Fairbanks guard Brad Oleson, former North Carolina State guard Cameron Bennerman and former Troy forward Lamayn Wilson.

NBA scout: Hansbrough a top-17 pick

A veteran NBA scout has told The Observer on condition of anonymity that Hansbrough could be a top-17 pick. Hansbrough said he hasn't given the draft any thought yet. "In my mind, I will be back next year," Hansbrough said Sunday. "That's something I'm not even thinking about right now." Hansbrough finished the season with 587 points, 13 short of Joseph Forte's school freshman scoring record, set in 1999-2000.

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