Hawks Sign "Winningest Player" In FSU History

In the Atlanta Hawks' press release, he's called the "All-Time Winningest Player in Florida State History." Now, after a two-year trial with the Utah Jazz, free agent point guard Trent Forrest has been signed by the Hawks.

It's a two-way contract for Forrest, who had six starts (and a 4-2 record) with Utah last season in his 60 games. He averaged 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 28.4 minutes of action in the six starts, while shooting 43% from long-range. Overall, his impact was much more limited, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 assists in about 13 minutes per game. 

He went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, after setting an FSU record by taking part in 104 wins. He also ranks 3rd in school history in total steals, with 224. 

He really brings it on defense, having been selected to the All-ACC Defensive Team. And one Jazz fan, in fact, who appreciated Forrest's defensive efforts in Utah, made an interesting observation:

Is Forrest the "inverse" of Trae Young, who of course is dazzling on offense, maybe not so much on defense?  

Hawks fans will hopefully find out, as he tries to win a point guard depth role behind the All-Star starting guard tandem of Young and Dejounte Murray.

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