Kevin Forney Career Recap
Became the 29th member of Duquesne's 1,000-point club on Feb. 15 at Fordham ... finished his career 23rd on DU's all-time leading scorers' list with 1,099 points ... also ranked No. 2 on the DU career 3-point shooting percentage list at 37.3 percent (min. 200 att.) and tied for fifth all-time for free throw accuracy at 79.2 percent ... started 27 games as a junior and the first 10 games of his senior season before adopting the sixth man role ... led the team in scoring (13.4 ppg.) and was second on the team in minutes per game (28.7) despite coming off the bench as a senior ... was named the Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year for his efforts ... is the first player in school history to earn league Sixth Man honors ... was also named Third Team All-Atlantic 10 as a senior ... saw his 3-point shooting percentage improve every season - from 29.4 percent as a freshman to 41.6 percent as a senior ... scored in double figures 63 times in his career including 46 of his last 52 games ... shot over 49 percent from the field (258-519, 49.7%) as a junior and senior ... converted at a 46.6 percent rate from the field and 79 percent rate from the free throw line for his career ... did not gain eligibility until the second term of his freshman year ... played in 105 of a possible 110 games for the Dukes.
As a Senior (2002-03)
Excelled after adopting the team's sixth man role in mid-December ... started the first 10 games of the season before coming off the bench in 17 of the Dukes' last 20 games ... saw his scoring average increase by just under five points per game and his field goal shooting percentage go up by 7.5 percent after making the move from point guard to shooting guard in the eighth game of the year ... led the team in scoring at 13.4 ppg. in earning Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year honors ... was also named Third Team All-Atlantic 10 ... posted a team-high 25 double digit scoring games ... started at Saint Joseph's and responded by tying his career high with 22 points (7-of-11 from the field) in his hometown ... also started at Xavier and the season finale (Senior Day) vs. Rhode Island ... scored 13 of his career high-tying 22 in the second half at Dayton (9-of-12 from the field) ... was outstanding in league play where he averaged 14.9 ppg. and shot 53.9% from the field (18-of-46 from the arc) and 85.7% (54-of-63) from the foul line ... led the team in scoring a team-high 13 times ... his four 20-point games were also a team best ... finished third on the team with 64 assists and 29 steals.
As a Junior (2001-02)
Played in 27 of 28 games with 21 starts ... averaged 11.4 ppg. and 3.8 rpg. in an average of 28.0 minutes per game ... emerged as the Dukes' most consistent scorer ... after four consecutive single-digit scoring outings early in the season, went on to reach double-digits in 21 of DU's last 22 games ... scored 153 points (15.3 ppg.) and shot 57 percent from the field in the last 10 games of the season ... finished the year with his scoring average at a season-best 11.4 ppg. ... either tied or set a new season scoring high in five of DU's last 10 games ... scored a season-high 19 points three times: (6-of-7 from the field) at Rhode Island, (7-of-15 from the field) vs. George Washington and (8-of-12 from the field) vs. St. Bonaventure in the Atlantic 10 Tournament ... pulled down a career-high nine rebounds vs. Xavier on Feb. 24 ... averaged 13.1 ppg. and shot 51 percent (73-of-143) from the field in Atlantic 10 play ... led the team with 33 steals and was second on the squad with 45 assists ... his 49.8 field goal percentage was the best of Duquesne's regulars ... saw a streak of 27 consecutive games (and 26 straight starts) ended in the regular season finale when he was suspended for violating team curfew.
As a Sophomore (2000-01)
Played in 27 of 30 games with 14 starts ... averaged 9.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... shot 80.3 percent (53-of-66) from the free throw line ... saw more playing time at the point guard as well as the two-guard spot, finished second on team with 55 assists after posting 17 assists in 21 games as a freshman ... started the season hot, averaging 16.3 ppg. in the three-game Hawaii Pacific Thanksgiving Classic - including a career-high 22 vs. Central Florida, bringing his scoring average to a season-high 14.8 ppg. upon DU's return to the mainland on Nov. 27 ... reached double-digits in 11 of the Dukes' first 18 games, before not topping nine points in his last nine outings ... his last double-digit game came on Jan. 20 at UMass (11 points) ... was suspended for the Fordham game (Feb. 14) following a flagrant technical foul assessed to him at George Washington ... the suspension snapped his streak of 43 consecutive games played ... missed the final two games of the regular season to attend his grandfather's funeral and tend to personal business in Philadelphia ... returned to play 15 minutes vs. George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
As A Freshman (1999-00)
Became eligible prior to the Pitt game on Dec. 20 ... was not able to practice with the team until Dec. 18 ... reached double-digits in the scoring column five times in 21 games ... played in all but one game for which he was eligible ... all five of his double-digit scoring games came in Atlantic 10 play, with four of the double-digit efforts coming at home ... scored a season high 19 points (7-of-14 from the field, including 3-of-5 three pointers) in 20 minutes vs. Massachusetts ... scored 16 points in 23 minutes (7-of-7 from the field) at George Washington and totaled 12 points in 18 minutes vs. Xavier ... added 16 points in 29 minutes vs. Fordham and 11 points in 24 minutes vs. Virginia Tech ... averaged 8.4 points per game at home and 5.3 ppg. on the road (including neutral-site games) ... was Duquesne's fourth-leading scorer in Atlantic 10 play with an 8.0 ppg. average ... shot 45.7 percent (53-of-116) from the field in league play ... went 16-of-19 (84.2 percent) from the line and finished fourth on the team with 17 steals for the season ... started three times (twice vs. Virginia Tech and once vs. Fordham) ... saw his playing time increase from 16.7 minutes per game in his first 15 games, to over 21 minutes per game in the Dukes' final six outings of 1999-2000 ... totaled 10 of his 17 assists in the final six games of the season.
Prep School/High School
Philadelphia Christian Academy, Philadelphia, Pa. (head coach David Anwar) ... Averaged 27.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game in 1998-99 ... was rated as the second-best prep school/fifth-year player in the Philadelphia area by Hoop Scoop recruiting service ... played high school ball at Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion prior to his one-year prep school stint at Christian Academy ... as a senior at Strawberry Mansion, he averaged 22.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game for an 18-8 squad ... became the first Strawberry Mansion player (since 1981) to be named first-team all-city by the Philadelphia Daily News ... finished his career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,393 points ... Fox Sports Net listed him among the top 12 players in the state of Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in Philadelphia ... nicknamed "Buzzy" ... also played baseball in high school ... was named Most Improved Student at Philadelphia Christian Academy ... signed with the Dukes in April of 1999 ... considered Temple and South Carolina State in addition to Duquesne ... made an unofficial visit to Temple ... communication major ... full name is Kevin Montez Forney ... date of birth: 4/7/80.