Two Murray State targets in Georgia
Few OVC programs are advancing to their recruiting Class of 2017 already, but the Murray State Racers signed three players this month. This affords Head Coach Matt McMahon and staff the opportunity to gaze into the deeper future.
Two players the Murray State program would like to sign next November are Justin Forrest and Victor Enoh. The duo played AAU basketball with Team Forrest, coached by James Forrest. They also winter at Greenforest Christian Academy in Decatur, Georgia.
MSU has Justin Seymour from Atlanta and surely you remember Macon’s Jarvis Williams.
Murray State wants to tap into Georgia for the Class of 2017 and these two recruits are optimal targets. MSU Assistant Coach Tim Kaine worked at Georgia Southern last season, so he knows the landscape a little bit.
“They are very high on him (Justin),” said Coach Forrest. “The coach loves him. They said they wish they are able to get them.”
Justin’s stock is climbing. He already has a college-ready frame. With power reminding of a young Wayne Selden (Kansas) or Raymond Felton, Forrest clearly embraces the weight-lifting aspect of training. The junior is up to 190-pounds, standing 6-foot-0.
Wichita State is coming on strong lately.
“Avery Johnson (Alabama) told me they love him,” said Coach Forrest. “He had quite a few mid-majors and quite a few majors. Tennessee was at the game the other night.”
North Florida offered last week. MSU extended the offer coming out of AAU season.
“They love Justin’s court awareness and how he is able to make other people better,” said Coach Forrest. “The game that they offered Justin played really well. They like his maturity, the way he can score the ball and get other people involved.”
Like Justin on the ball, the Forrest family is calculating regarding the college visits.
“I am waiting a little bit,” said Coach Forrest. “I am not real big on doing that stuff (visits) right now. We will do that this summer. We will do them all together instead of spacing them out.”
Murray State also offered Enoh. The athletic combo forward is active around the rim, and very capable of shutting down elite scorers.
“Victor has Georgia State, Kansas State, Murray State, Alcorn State,” said Coach Forrest. “Tennessee just offered him, as well.”
For Victor the skills need to develop on the offensive end, but he brings rebounding, blocked shots, and athleticism today. His development is behind Justin’s, but the size tempts many suitors.
Both are D1 players adding offers.
“It is going to be interesting.”