Rodney Forbes
Rodney Forbes

Rodney Forbes was one of the greatest and most consistent players to ever play at Boston State College. The forward made an immediate impact and was an integral part of the Warriors 23-5 season in 1965-66, leading the squad with 17.3 points per game as a freshman and was later named a Little All-American selection, while sinking 150 free throws, which ranks as the second-highest total in school history. Forbes averaged 17.1 points to pace the team again as a sophomore, leading Boston State to the NAIA National Championship Tournament, while landing on the All-Tournament team as the Warriors finished the season with an 18-10 mark. The Revere native was named a co-captain as a junior and led the team again averaging a double-double of 20.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, but it was his senior year where he would have his finest season as Boston State's top scorer, netting 20.3 points per outing as the team finished with an 18-10 record. He put up 571 points for a then-school record, which still stands as the seventh-most for a player in a Warriors' uniform and drained .837 (145-185) of his free throws for the highest mark in school history. The two-time co-captain finished his career with 1,962 points to break the Massachusetts college scoring mark, was a NESCAC All-Conference selection and also earned the right to play in the 14th Annual Naismith Hall of Fame Senior All-Star Game, where he scored 14 points. After graduating in 1969 with a four-year record of 71-35 (.670) with Boston State, the Boston Celtics came calling, drafting Forbes in the 11th round. Forbes is the Warriors' all-time career leader with 520 career free throws made and ranks number two in career games played (105), second in points and 721 field goals made and is fourth with 780 rebounds and a .756 (520-688) career free throw mark.