Bryn Forbes didn't get drafted, but he's already showing why he deserves to be in the NBA.
The former Michigan State sharpshooter is playing for the spurs in the NBA Summer League, and he's already making a strong case for a roster spot once the regular season begins. Forbes' summer league debut with San Antonio saw him record 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds in 26 minutes vs the Jazz.
Forbes followed up his big debut with an even bigger game against the 76ers, where he scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting, 4-of-5 from three-point range and grabbed three boards while also drawing praise from teammate Kyle Anderson.
"Man he can knock that thing down," Anderson said of Forbes, via the San Antonio Express-News. "He played really well without the ball."
Forbes is shooting 60% from deep through two summer league games, which has Spurs summer league coach Will Hardy comparing Forbes to another lights-out NBA shooter: Clippers guard J.J. Redick.
"The footwork piece is probably where you get that comparison because he can run around off pin-down (screens)," Hardy said. "He’s got great change of pace and his footwork at the end is terrific."
There's no question Forbes is facing tough odds in making a roster as deep as the Spurs', but his shooting will give him a shot in the NBA this year, whether it's in San Antonio or another city.