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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Fox gets second commitment in five days

By Radi Nabulsi

Mark Fox has added another player to the Class of 2013, just six days after learning that SEC Player of the Year Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was leaving for the NBA.

After picking up a commitment from small forward Kenny Paul Geno earlier in the week, Howard College forward Cameron Forte committed to the Bulldogs on Sunday.

“It feels good to get the recruiting process over,” Forte said. “I just felt like Coach Fox and his staff have a good way of looking after their players. They connect with them and basically I wanted to go someplace I feel comfortable with the players and the coaches.”

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound sophomore originally enrolled at Texas Tech. After a redshirt seaon he transferred to Howard where he averaged more than 22 points per game as a redshirt freshman for the Hawks. He also had 7.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

“Coach Fox didn’t really go into details, but he wants me to come in and score and be a big part of the offense,” Forte said.

His commitment comes on the heels of visits to Washington State and Georgia.

“I was initially going to take more visits, but I felt that me pulling the plug early was the right move,” Forte said. “I was going to visit Colorado State for sure and probably Minnesota and Pittsburgh.”

Forte also had offers from Nebraska, Long Beach, Seton Hall and FIU among others.