Courtney Fortson

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Courtney Fortson
Courtney Fortson.jpg
Fortson with Avtodor Saratov in 2013
No. 4 – Zhejiang Lions
PositionPoint guard
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1988-05-23) May 23, 1988 (age 31)
Montgomery, Alabama
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolJefferson Davis
(Montgomery, Alabama)
The Patterson School
(Lenoir, North Carolina)
CollegeArkansas (2008–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Steaua Turabo Bucuresti
2011Reno Bighorns
2011–2012Los Angeles D-Fenders
2012Los Angeles Clippers
2012Houston Rockets
2012Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2012–2013Los Angeles D-Fenders
2013Caneros de La Romana
2013–2014Avtodor Saratov
2014–2015Avtodor Saratov
2016–presentZhejiang Lions
Career highlights and awards

Courtney Fortson (born May 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for Arkansas.

College career[edit]

He played his college basketball at the University of Arkansas as a guard, and recorded the school's second-ever triple double (20 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds) in a December 2008 win over North Carolina Central University.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Fortson signed with Steaua Turabo Bucuresti of Romania but later left in January 2011. In March 2011, he joined the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.

In November 2011, Fortson was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. But on December 8, 2011, he was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers. However, he was later waived before the start of the 2011–12 season and re-joined the D-Fenders. Not long after being waived by the Clippers, he was called up on January 16, 2012 on a ten-day contract.[2] However, he was waived by the team on January 27, 2012, after playing four games.[3][4] Fortson signed a ten-day contract with the Houston Rockets later that season, and was eventually signed by the Rockets for the remainder of the season.[5][6] In September 2012, he was waived by the Rockets.[7] Fortson, again, signed with the Los Angeles Clippers for training camp on September 29, 2012, but on October 7, 2012, he and Chris Johnson were waived by the Clippers.[8] Later that month, he joined the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On February 4, 2013, Fortson was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[9]

In September 2013, he signed with Avtodor Saratov of Russia for the 2013–14 season.[10] On June 3, 2014, he signed with Trotamundos de Carabobo for the rest of the 2014 LPB season.[11] On July 5, 2014, he returned to Avtodor Saratov, signing for one more season.[12] On February 18, 2015, Fortson scored a triple double in a EuroChallenge-game against Güssing Knights; he recorded 30 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists and was named Weekly MVP.[13]

On July 11, 2015, Fortson signed with the Turkish club Banvit.[14] On March 9, 2016, he parted ways with Banvit after averaging 16.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in BSL.[15]

In July 2016, Forston signed with Chinese club Zhejiang Lions for the 2016–17 CBA season.[16] Fortson was named the CBA MVP for the 2017–18 season, after he averaged 31.1 points, 12 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game while leading Zhejiang to the first seed in the CBA.[17]


  1. ^ "Fortson nets triple-double as Arkansas races past N.C. Central". USA Today. December 11, 2008. Retrieved on January 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Former Bighorn Fortson signs with Clippers". Reno Gazette Journal. January 16, 2012. Retrieved on January 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Clippers waive guard Courtney Fortson
  4. ^ "Clippers waive Courtney Fortson". ESPN. January 27, 2012. Retrieved on January 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rockets sign Courtney Fortson to 10-day contract". Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  6. ^ Rockets summary: Forston signed for rest of season
  7. ^ Rockets Add Fogg and McCamey
  8. ^ Clippers waive Courtney Fortson and Chris Johnson
  9. ^ 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced Archived October 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Avtodor Saratov sign Courtney Fortson and Gleb Plotnikov". September 4, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  11. ^ "Trotamundos de Carabobo announce Courtney Fortson". June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "Courtney Fortson and Anton Glazunov sign with Avtodor". July 5, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  13. ^ Fortson Is Last 16 Week 5 Top Performer
  14. ^ "Courtney Fortson officially signs with Banvit". July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  15. ^ "Courtney Fortson, Banvit part ways". March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "CBA Team Zhejiang Guangsha Lions Signs Former NBA Player Courtney Fortson". July 24, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Courtney Fortson named CBA MVP of the season". February 28, 2018.

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