We had audio problems with the camera we used on the interviews. Sorry for the distortion.
The Greenforest basketball team comes away with the 2nd Annual Playing For A Change Championship hosted by Pace Academy on December 21, 2021. Getting W’s over host Pace and Grayson to bring home some hardware, Greenforest improves their season record to 8-4 going into the holidays. 2023 7’0 C Gai Chol was named game MVP and 2022 6’2 CG Jalen Forrest was named Tournament MVP. Greenforest has gone up against McEachern, Pebblebrook, North Gwinnett, Grayson twice, Newton, and Pace Academy. Now family that’s how you use your regular season to become battle-tested for a strong playoff run. Their strength of schedule sits at a whopping 18.3 per MaxPreps.
We were extremely impressed with 2023 seven footer Gai Atem Chol and his development as a true D1 prospect. He came away with game MVP during the ‘Chip, showing new and improved skills around the basket. Love the fact that his teammates are looking to dump the rock down low and allow Gai to work out. It’s a beautiful thing to see…a big man going to work on the block. Gai has adjusted to the speed of the game and plays with a chip on his shoulder. He plays with intensity, passion, and fire. Gai shows the mobility to defend pick and roles, and runs the floor like a deer. His wingspan allows him to deflect passes, contest on closeouts, and defend the paint. He’s on track to win the PopscoutHoops Most Improved Player for 2021-22.
6’2 CG Jalen Forrest was named Tournament MVP. He’s a solid built G who looks to score and put pressure on opposing defenses. Made a living from all three levels during the Playing for a Change Tourney, but his ability to eat from mid-range stood out the most. He also likes to get to the bucket and test his luck amongst the trees, often times coming out successful with and ones and/or trips to the line. Jalen could be an interesting prospect at the next level because of his body-size at the PG (stocky build) and his ability to bully smaller guards on his way to scoring or dropping dimes. In the right system and trust from a coaching staff, he could flourish at the next level.