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Forester basketball makes news

The Chicago Tribune covered the contributions of Eric Porter ’18 and Orlando Brown ’18 to Forester men’s basketball in a recent story.

College notes: Eric Porter, Orlando Brown help Foresters reach tourney

By Nick Bullock

A pair of local athletes have capped off terrific seasons for the Lake Forest College men’s basketball team. PorterPorter

Deerfield graduate Eric Porter helped lead the Foresters to a fourth-place finish in the Midwest Conference and a berth in the four-team conference tournament. Lake Forest College lost in the semifinals to top-seeded St. Norbert 63-48 on Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Norbert. Lake Forest College finished 12-11 overall and 10-8 in league play.

Porter, a sophomore guard, averaged 12 points per game, good for third on the team. He added 3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Porter also led the team in 3-pointers with 49. He started 17 games for the Foresters, a Division III program. 

BrownBrownFellow sophomore Orlando Brown, a Hinsdale South alumnus, started 21 of the team’s 23 games. He finished fifth on the team in scoring with 8.3 points per game and his 53.8 percent mark from the field was third on the team among players who averaged at least five minutes a game. Brown, a forward, also averaged 4.9 rebounds per game, which ranked third on the team.