BIOGRAPHY
13   Phil Forte, III
Phil Forte, III
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Flower Mound, Texas

High School:
Marcus High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
04/27/1993

Experience:
2 VL

Pronunciation:
for-TAY


03/21/2014

Cowboys Fall to Gonzaga in NCAA Second Round, 85-77

Marcus Smart led the Cowboys with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

03/13/2014

Oklahoma State Falls to Kansas in OT, 77-70

Le'Bryan Nash led the Cowboys with 19 points

03/12/2014

Cowboys Roll Past Texas Tech, 80-62

Marcus Smart scores 18 points and pulls down seven rebounds in win.

12/22/2013

Brown Leads No. 7 Oklahoma State Over No. 20 Colorado

Cowboys' win snapped Colorado's 10-game winning streak.

12/01/2013

No. 5 Oklahoma State Falls to No. 21 Memphis, 73-68

Phil Forte scores 19 points in the Old Spice Classic Finals.

12/16/2014

Oklahoma State vs. Middle Tennessee State

Oklahoma State vs. Middle Tennessee State

12/13/2014

Oklahoma State @ Memphis

USATSI Gallery men's basketball -- 12/13/14

12/06/2014

Oklahoma State vs. South Carolina (USATSI)

Oklahoma State vs. South Carolina (USATSI)

11/24/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Oregon State

USATSI Gallery

11/18/2014

Oklahoma State vs. Northwestern (Okla.) State

Oklahoma State vs. Northwestern (Okla.) State men's basketball

Career Rankings

• Holds the school record for three-point percentage in a game, connecting on all six attempts from long range at Oklahoma on Jan. 27, 2014.

• Tied Joe Smith for the longest streak of consecutive free-throws made in school history with 43.

• His overall FT percentage of 88.8 ranks second in school history behind John Lucas' school record 89.5 percent.

• Ranks fourth in school history for career FT percentage in Big 12 games only.

• Sits in eighth place in school history for three-pointers attempted in a career with 428.

• Ranks 10th in school history for three-pointers made in a career with 168 entering his junior season.

• His 39.3 percent three-point shooting ranks 12th in the school record books.

• Became the fifth player in school history with 100 three-pointers made in a season; the previous four were all seniors.

• Needs 212 points to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

2013-14 (Sophomore season)

• Was named the first-ever Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year, sharing honors with Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler.

• Was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection as well as a CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 honoree.

• Made 31 of his first 32 free-throw attempts to start the season, including his first 16 to extend his streak of consecutive free-throws made to 43, tying the school record.

• His streak of consecutive free-throws made ended at 43 with his first miss of the season vs Purdue; tied for the longest streak in school history (Joe Smith also had 43 straight in 1967).

• Was a perfect 6-of-6 from three-point range at Oklahoma, the highest number of perfect attempts in a single game in school history.

• Had nine games of 20 points or more, inlcuding three straight in late February (at Baylor, vs Texas Tech, at TCU).

• Scored a season-high 23 points on three occasions: at Kansas, at TCU and vs Kansas State in Stillwater.

• In the game at KU, hit a career-best 7 of 10 treys.

• Finished the season ranked 14th nationally in three-point percentage at 44.1% and 24th in the country in three-pointers made per game (2.94).

• Ranked second in the Big 12 for free-throw percentage (86.9%), as well as second in both three-point field-goal percentage (44.1%) and three-point field goals made per game (2.9).

• Recorded a career-best five steals vs West Virginia.

• Grabbed a career-high five rebounds against the Jayhawks in Lawrence.

• Played just four minutes against Memphis after suffering from illness.

• Shared team scoring honors with 22 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

• Was 6-of-7 (85.7%) from long range vs the Lions, tied for the sixth-best single-game shooting performance from beyond the arc in school history.

• Made SportsCenter's top play with his alley-oop toss to Markel Brown vs UAPB on Nov. 15.

2012-13 (Freshman season)

• Established a school record for three-pointers made by a freshman with 68; previous record was 67 by James Anderson.

• Ended the season making 27 straight free throws, tied for the seventh-longest string in school history.

• Had just 16 turnovers in 835 minutes of court time, an average of less than 0.77 TOs per 40 minutes, a school record.

• Finished 54 of 59 (.915) from the line in Big 12 action, leading the league and the fifth-highest by a Big 12 player in the 17-year history of the conference.

• Reached double figures 17 times, including two 20-point games.

• Scored a career-high 26 points against West Virginia, connecting on 6-of-11 threes and 6-of-6 on free throws; also had a career-best four assists.

• His 26 points tied for the fourth-most ever off the bench by a Cowboy.

• Recorded 22 points, including six treys, against Tennessee Tech.

• Hit six three-pointers in a game on two occasions, tied for the third-most ever by a Cowboy off the bench.

• His streak of consecutive games with a three pointer ended at 12 when he went 0-of-3 from beyond the arc at Kansas State.

• Scored 17 points against sixth-ranked N.C. State, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.

• Scored 13 points, including three three-pointers, in his first action at the collegiate level vs UC Davis.

Summer of 2012

• Started for Team Texas and scored 17 points while recording a game-high six steals in a 107-80 win over Team Oklahoma in the Faith 7 game held on the OBU campus in Shawnee.

• Scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc playing for the Black squad in the Derby Classic in Louisville, Ky.; also had three assists and two steals in the game.

• Won the three-point shootout at the Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic, defeating Louisville's Terry Rozier in the finals.

• Won the second-annual National High School 3-Point Championship, defeating Creighton's Isaiah Zierden in the finals.

High School

• Was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Texas Class 5A State Tournament, averaging 17 points in two contests, including a game-high 24 in the championship game.

• Named first-team All-State for Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in 2012.

• Was a two-time first-team All-Region I selection for Class 5A in 2011 and `12.

• Averaged 14.9 points and 3.1 three-pointers per game his senior season.

• Led his team to a 39-2 record and a second-straight Class 5A title.

• Flower Mound Marcus was ranked No. 2 nationally according to MaxPreps Xcellent 25 presented by the Army National Guard.

• The Marauders were ranked No. 5 in the final POWERADE Fab 50 national high school team rankings.

• Averaged 16.8 points and 3.7 treys per game as a junior.

• Connected on five three-pointers in the regional final against Cedar Hill, sending the Marauders to the state tournament.

• Averaged 14.9 points per game as a sophomore, connecting on 93 treys in 31 games.

• Scored 20 points in the 2010 state semifinals against Fort Bend Bush, connecting on 6-of-7 three-pointers; Marcus lost in overtime 45-43.

• Averaged 14.2 points in five career state Final Four games.

• Flower Mound Marcus was 115-6 over the past three seasons.

• Was ranked the No. 76 player in the country by HoopScoop and the No. 17 shooting guard.

• Was a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com.

• Chose OSU over interest from Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, USC and Villanova.

Summer Ball

• Scored 19 points in the title game of the 2010 Great American Shoot-Out, connecting on five three-point shots; also won the 2011 GASO.

• Scored 20 points in the championship game of the 2011 Adidas Super 64, defeating UCLA signee Shabazz Muhammad and his team Dream Vision 93-78.

Personal

Born April 27, 1993, Phil is the son of Phil, Sr., and Julie Forte. He has a sister, Courtney. Phil played football through middle school and also enjoys playing tennis in his spare time. His father played football for Kansas. Phil is majoring in recreational management at Oklahoma State.

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