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Bayard Forrest


Bayard Forrest, Grand Canyon

The 6-10, 235-lb. center was a first-team, NAIA all-American in 1974, 1975, and 1976. He also led the Antelopes to the 1975 NAIA national title. In Grand Canyon’s 1975 NAIA National championship clinching win, 65-54 over Midwestern State, Forrest had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocked shots in claiming tournament MVP honors. His four- year (1972-73 to 1975-76) career totals included 18 ppg., 12.7 rpg., and a field goal percentage of 53.5. Grand Canyon, which was 30-3 in 1974-75, posted an overall record of 104-18 during his four-years. That included a home-court mark of 52-8. He holds numerous career landmark records at Grand Canyon, including points scored (2,195), scoring average (18.0 in 122 games played), rebounds (1,544) rebound average (12.7), defensive rebounds (1,045), defensive rebound average (8.6), offensive rebounds (499), field goals attempted (1,703), and field goals made (911). He earned all-District VII honors four times. He had a single-game high of 24 rebounds, which ranks second in program history, when he was a freshman. Inducted into the Grand Canyon Hall of Fame in 1991, Forrest was a second-round pick of the Seattle Supersonics in the 1976 NBA Draft.

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