The Florida State men’s basketball season is over, but for sophomore guard Trent Forrest, the journey may just be beginning.
Forrest, who scored 7 points and recorded 4 rebounds with 2 assists during the Seminoles’ 58-54 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in the Elite Eight on Saturday night, took to Twitter to share how proud he is of what the team accomplished this season. He also took the time to thank fans and “everyone that supported.”
Couldn’t thank the man up above more🙏🏾 We were able to do a lot this year and made history!! A LOT of people counted us out and didn’t expect to get to where we were but we did! This will only make us better and hungry for more! Thanks to everyone that supported!#18StrongForver
— Trent Forrest (@TForrest_11) March 25, 2018
With 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, Forrest finished fifth and third on the team in scoring and rebounding, respectively. He scored 10 and 14 points in the first two games of the NCAA Tournament, helping Florida State advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1993.
Most of the Florida State roster will be back, but the Seminoles will need to find replacements for two of their top three scorers – seniors Phil Cofer and Braian Angola. Cofer led the team in scoring, and both players averaged more than 12.0 points per game. The only Florida State player who joined those two with more than 8.0 points per contest was junior guard Terance Mann.
If the Seminoles are going to get back to the Elite Eight next season, Forrest will need to continue to develop and become a focal point of the team in 2018-19. He appears ready for the challenge.