ABOUT US

  HALL OF FAMERS

  DICK KADIS AWARD

  OTHER HONORS

  BANQUET INFO

  PAST BANQUETS

  PLAQUE DIRECTORY

  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  RANDOM INDUCTEE

  WEBSITE CREDITS

  SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Forest Bay Grant Jr.

Basketball ∙ Beaver Falls

 

 

 

 

The hardwood career of Forest Bay Grant Jr began in Beaver Falls under the direction of Frank Chan. Forest was a varsity player for four years, the sixth man on the 1979 WPIAL championship team, and as a senior averaged 17 points per game while the Fighting Tigers won the 1980 district crown. Forest received All WPIAL and honorable mention All State that year, playing for a Tigers team that was ranked No 1 in the state much of the season. Forestís contribution to the Tigers was substantial: in the final game of the season (a state playoff loss to Erie Prep), Forest was hurt with an ankle injury in the second quarter of the game; although Beaver Falls had a four point lead at the time, they finished up losing by 24. Forestís stellar season earned him a sport in the Buffalo Roundball Classic. At Robert Morris College, Forest started all four years and with sidekick Chipper Harris formed the Colonialsí all time best backcourt. As a freshman, Forest averaged 10.4 points per game, was second on the team in assists, second in steals, tied for third in blocked shots, and was named team MVP. The Colonials made the NCAA tournament the next two years, and as a sophomore Forest averaged double figures, led the team in assists, and was second in steals; as a junior, he averaged over 12 points per game and again led his team in assists. Forest finished his college career as Robert Morrisí all time leader in assists, third in blocked shots, and fourth in scoring. Forest played professional basketball in the Continental Basketball Association with the Detroit Spirit in 1984 and 1985, then went on to a business career. Robert Morris College inducted Forest into their Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and named him one of the top five players in Colonial basketball history.