The Michigan State Spartans are going to need some players to step up in a big way during the upcoming 2015-16 season, and one of those players is senior guard Bryn Forbes. He is one of many players that has the talent to take his game to a new level, and will be asked to take on a major leadership role as well as a senior. Forbes is also looking to make a massive jump this coming season as well, and is already working hard to get to where he needs to be.
During the 2014-15 season with the Spartans, Forbes ended up averaging 8.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in 26.2 minutes per game. He shot 44.7 percent from the field overall and knocked down 42.7 percent from behind the three-point arc. Those numbers don’t look too bad at all, and the coaching staff has plenty more potential to unlock.
Forbes saw a big role during his sophomore season with the Cleveland State Vikings before deciding to transfer to Michigan State. He averaged 15.6 points per game in that season, and that shows the Spartans that he is more than capable of improving his scoring numbers.
As the 2015-16 season continues to draw closer, Forbes is doing his best to diversify his offensive game. He has added on 17 pounds of muscle this offseason in hopes that he can get to the rim and finish stronger. Forbes is looking to handle the physicality of the Big Ten conference much better than he did last year, and adding that muscle will do just that for him.
It will be very interesting to see whether or not the Spartans get the type of improvement from Forbes that they are looking for this season. Tom Izzo knows that he needs his senior to come through with much improved numbers, and Forbes is obviously wanting to do that for his team.
Expect to see all of the hard offseason work that he is putting in pay off for him next season, and for him to take a big leap forward for the Spartans.
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