Brown all-time moment No. 6: Jason Forte named 2004 Ivy Player of the Year

We’re counting down the top 10 moments in each Ivy school’s history as part of our Ivy League at 60 retrospective. Brown is next because Nice Slice is nice.

One of the most athletic players in the history of the Ivy League, Jason Forte was a three-time first-team All-Ivy guard who lit up opposing defenses on a nightly basis. Forte was as versatile as he was athletic. He led the Ivy League in steals as a sophomore, assists as a junior, points as a senior and free throws as a sophomore and senior.

But Forte’s junior year in happened to be the season that he was named Ivy Player of the Year. Forte averaged 16.8 points, five assists and 1.8 steals per game en route to leading the Bears to a 10-4 Ivy record and second-place league finish. Brown pulled off a rare sweep of Penn and enjoyed major boosts from Patrick Powers, Jaime Kilburn and current Brown coach Mike Martin throughout the season.

Still, it was Forte who led the Bears to an outstanding 2003-04 campaign, one of the greatest in school history.

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