Craig Forth

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Craig Forth
Personal information
Born Albany, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Columbia
(East Greenbush, New York)
College Syracuse (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–2007
Position Center
Number 51
Career highlights and awards

Craig Forth is a former college basketball player for the Syracuse Orange from East Greenbush, New York who was a member of Syracuse's 2003 NCAA National Championship team. Known for his academic ability[1] as well as his solid play inside and court vision, Forth nevertheless felt the wrath of Syracuse fans at times. After his basketball career, Forth was an elementary school teacher for several years. He currently is an assistant principal at a middle school in Mechanicville, New York.[2]

High school[edit]

Forth averaged 19.2 points, 14.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks as a senior and earned Suburban Council MVP honors twice and was a league all-star four times. He was a teammate of Billy Edelin on the U.S. National 18-and-under squad that competed at the world championship in France.


Forth was a fixture in the Syracuse lineup, starting all 136 games of his collegiate career, ending with career averages of 4.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Forth finished seventh in career blocks at Syracuse with 205.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Following graduation, Forth played overseas in the 2006 Croatian Cup semifinals with Cedevita Zagreb and also for Svit (Slovakia).[4] Forth played for the Albany Patroons of the United States Basketball League in the 2007 season.[5] Currently, he is coaching varsity girls basketball for his hometown Columbia High School in East Greenbush and is contemplating retiring from professional basketball due to injuries.[6]


  1. ^ Cohen, M.C. (February 2005). "Craig Forth: The Center of Education". Education Update. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012. Forth, a third team Academic All-America with a 3.85 grade point average chose Syracuse not so much to play for renowned coach Jim Boeheim, but for its prestigious education school, specifically to study special education. 
  2. ^ Licker, Michael (19 November 2004). "Forth's boos not deserved". The Daily Orange. Archived from the original on 3 December 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ "#51 Craig Forth". 2002 MEN'S BASKETBALL ROSTER. Syracuse University. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Eurobasket". Eurobasket. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Forth Signs With Albany Patroons". Syracuse University. 13 March 2007. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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