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Bryn Forbes Granted Transfer Waiver, Can Play Immediately for Michigan State

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The guard transfer from Cleveland State got good news today as he learned he can play for the Spartans without having to sit out a year.

Gregory Shamus

When Kenny Kaminski was dismissed from the team a few weeks ago, the Spartans desperately needed depth on the team. They got good news today, as Bryn Forbes was granted an NCAA transfer waiver and can play immediately for MSU.

From Forbes:

"I'm very thankful to the NCAA for allowing me to play this season. I also want to thank Coach Waters and the Cleveland State program for being supportive of my desire to return home. My family is extremely important to me and I can't think of a better situation than being able to play in my hometown. This is truly a blessing to me. I'm happy to have this behind me, so that I can focus on balancing basketball, school and family obligations. I just look forward to contributing to the team any way I can.

From Izzo:

"This is certainly good news for Bryn. Family is very important to Bryn and we are supportive of those obligations. I'd like to thank Jen Smith in our compliance office for all her efforts. Sometimes you look at waiver cases and question the intentions, but if there was ever a case where one seemed to be in order, this is it. Bryn is sincere in his desire to be there for his family, and he and I have discussed the work that will be needed to balance that with everything that comes along with being a student-athlete at Michigan State.

"On the court, he had a great summer shooting the ball, and we expect him to add that to our offense this season. There's still room for him to improve as a player, but I've already enjoyed coaching him in the limited time we've had this summer."

Forbes shot 42% from three last season as a sophomore for Cleveland State, and will look to give the Spartans a spark off the bench, if not challenge Javon Bess and Alvin Ellis for a spot in the starting lineup. The NCAA waiver was a bit late in coming, but at least it came through, and now Forbes can focus on the upcoming season.