2009-2010 Scoring Champion in Israeli Basketball Super League
Gary Orlando Forbes (born February 25, 1985 in Colón, Panama) is a Panamanian professional basketball player who plays for the Denver Nuggets. The 6 ft 7 in, 220 lb (100 kg) swingman played college basketball initially at the University of Virginia, then transferred to the University of Massachusetts following his sophomore season at Virginia.
Forbes and his mother moved to Brooklyn, New York when he was a child. He went on to attend and play basketball at Benjamin Banneker Academy in Brooklyn. He scored 1,512 points and grabbed 766 rebounds during his high school career, and established career records for points, rebounds and blocked shots. In local awards, he was selected the Newsday Player of the Year in Brooklyn as a senior, nominated for City Player of the Year, and earned first-team All-City and All-Tri-State honors. He was also a McDonald's All-American finalist.