As a Sophomore in 2002-03: Recovered ahead of schedule from a dislocated ankle suffered in late August, 2002 while playing summer ball in Philadelphia ... returned to action and got a rebound in the Mt. St. Mary's game (11/29/02)... scored four pts. with two assists vs. #2 Texas (12/7/02)... grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot against #9 Maryland (12/8/02)... showing steady progress with a FG, reb., block and steal at Towson (12/22/02)... got his first start of the season in the Dayton game and grabbed nine rebs. with three assists (1/18/03)... scored 18 pts. with 8 rebs. vs. La Salle (2/22/03)... followed that game with his career-high 24 pts. at SBU (2/26/03)... added 10 pts. at #13 Xavier (3/1/03)... scored 14 pts. with three steals at UMass in A-10 Tourn. (3/10/03).
As a Freshman in 2001-02: Strong performance in his first collegiate game with 14 pts., six rebs. and two assists against Marshall (11/15/01)... had a strong game vs. Yale with 16 pts. on 7-9 FGs with eight rebs. (11/24/01)... hit 5-8 FGs, including a game-ending dunk, for 13 pts. and eight rebs. at ODU (12/5/01)... shot 6-11 FGs for 13 pts. at Xavier (2/14/02)... recorded his first double-double with a team-high 19 pts. and 10 rebs. at Duquesne (2/16/02)... named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Feb. 17... blocked career-high three shots vs. Dayton (2/21/02)... contributed 10 pts. with five rebs. at Fordham (3/2/02)... team leader in FG% at .484 (77-159).
High School: Averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds per game last season under coach Dennis Seddon. Forchion (pronounced "Ta-MALL for-SHON") was named MVP of the Iolani National Tournament in December, 2000, in Honolulu. Forchion also garnered MVP honors of the Philadelphia Catholic League in February. He was named the Philadelphia Inquirer's City Player of the Year. also named the Player of the Year and All-City First Team by the Philadelphia Daily News... also named to the Associated Press' big-school all-state boys' basketball team on April 2, 2001 ... named the Southern Division MVP... Forchion is the latest in a long line of great players to come out of Roman Catholic High School in recent years following Eddie Griffin, Rasual Butler and Donnie Carr.
Personal: Born June 8, 1983 in Philadelphia, PA... full name is Tamal Forchion (pronounced "Ta-MALL for-SHON")... son of Tanya Bundy... has one younger sister Tionna (14) and one younger brother Reggie (12)... plans to pursue a career in broadcasting... communications major.
Forchion's 2001-02 Season Highs:
Points: 19 @ Duquesne (2/16/02)
Rebs: 10 @ Duquesne (2/16/02)
Assists: 3 @ Saint Joseph's (1/19/02)
Blocks: 3 vs. Dayton (2/21/02)
Steals: 2 (twice) last @ Saint Joseph's (1/19/02)
Double-doubles: 1 @ Duquesne (2/16/02)
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