Bryn Forbes: Career, Net Worth, Custody & More

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Bryn Forbes is an America-based professional basketball player playing both guard positions for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

This 6’2″ giant is also known as “The Flame Thrower” in the hoops world. He can dribble and pass. He lives up to his name as he moves with such speed that you won’t even notice when the ball reaches points A to B. 

According to the data, he was among the most valuable and the 8th best-paid Spurs players for 2021. He even calls Spurs his “second home.”

Forbes for Spurs (Source: numberFire)

The four-year history is no joke he had with Spurs dated back from 2016 to 2020. He already had a great profile before joining the team in their training camp and preseason in 2016.

The talented young Forbes had achieved a lot already and was still as passionate as he was in his teens. 

Now, let’s venture into his Quick Facts.

Forbes | Quick Facts

Full Name Bryn Jerrel Forbes
Birth Date July 23, 1993
Known As Bryn Forbes
Birth Place Lansing, Michigan, USA
Nick Name The Flame Thrower
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
High-School J.W Sexton High School
University Cleaveland State University, Michigan State University
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Brandon Forbes
Mother’s Name Sue Forbes
Siblings Erin Warmels
Age 30 years old
Weight 190 lbs (86 kg)
Height 188 cm (6 feet 2 inches)
Build Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Position Point Guard, Shooting Guard
League National Basketball Association (NBA) of USA
Team San Antonio Spurs
NBA Draft 2016/Underdrafted
Children Carter Forbes, Leo Forbes
Salary (2021) $4.5 million
Active Status 2016-present
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
NBA Merch Notebook, Cards
Last Update July, 2024

Bryn Forbes | Family, High School & Universities

Forbes was born to his Father, Brandon Forbes, and mother, Sue Forbes, on 23rd July of the year 1993 in Michigan state capital Lansing, a National Historic Landmark. He is the younger one among his sibling, Erin W. Warmels.

At 33, Erin Warmels died after a long battle with Lyme disease in 2016. She was an artist who had completed her design degree at Kendall School of Arts and Design.

Bryn’s life was wasted due to matches, hospital visits, and taking care of the younger son. And, to top that, his only sister died. So it was a hard year for him.

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He attended his high school at J.W Sexton High School while graduating from Michigan University in 2016. He was an amazing sportsperson and worked hard to complete his University degree.

Starting his basketball career at his high school made him a recognized three-point shooter even before graduation. As a hardworking person from childhood, Forbes paved a great future for himself.

Bryn Forbes | Dating Status & Children

It is always an exciting topic to know about the dating history of our favorite media personalities. So, Forbes is not a person we can exclude.

As for being a single Father aged 28, he sure is one of the most attractive males in the NBA.

Talking about his dating history, Bryn was said to be dating his high school sweetheart Raelynn Taylor till 2017. The couple had two babies together. The firstborn, Carter Forbes, is eight years old, while Rex Carter was born in 2016 and is five years right now.

Bryn with his sons Carter and Alex (Source: Instagram)

His Instagram is loaded with beautiful pictures of the boys enjoying themselves with their sharp-shooter dad.

Bryn Forbes | High School & College Career

High School Career

Even as a high schooler, Forbes was so mature for the game helping his team win at the 2011 and 2012 Class B State Championships.

Having an average of 13.6 points as a junior and 19.0 points, 5.0 rebound, and 3.0 assists as a senior in Sexton High gave him the title of Lansing State Journal Dream Team member.

Though he was not the first choice for basketball teams, according to ESPN, he was listed as the third-best recruit for 2012 at Cleveland State.

Forbes was called the 92nd best shooting guard as per ESPN all over the USA, while in Michigan, he was the 11th best in the state.

College Career

Freshman Year (2012-13)

The year was one of his best, starting with an average of 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists from Cleveland State.

He scored his season-high 24 points while leading double figures every 24 games.

Cleveland Vs. Titans (Source: Mid-Major Madness)

He’s playing against Valparaiso, Detroit, and Milwaukee, the Titans. He created a successful starting career that allowed him to win the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, Horizon League All-Newcomer Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team.

Sophomore Year (2013-14)

Another successful year got Bryn the second-team NABC All-District 12 and second-Team All-Horizon League honors. Out of 32 games that season, he scored in double digits in 26 games.

Creating new heights for his team led Cleveland to rank sixth in the Horizon League. He managed to be the other person in the league in three-point field goals made (2.5 pg) after NCAA all-time leading three-point shooter Travis Bader.

Junior Year (2014-15)

After playing for Cleaveland State for over two years, he desired to return to his home in Michigan. Also another reason is that Forbes wanted to be near his family to take care of his youngest boy and visit his ill sister.

Already having an attractive profile after the seasons, he played in Cleaveland State, which created an easier way for him to join the team.

The Michigan University team had lost more guards that year, leaving them vulnerable. His sharpshooting helped the team rebound from the setback.

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Forbes appeared in 39 games, with an average of 8.5 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in the first 24 games.

He created back-to-back records for himself with highs and lows while he played with Eastern Michigans, Rutgers, Notre Dame, and Nebraska, and he also had his career-best four assists.

Senior Year (2015-16)

As for their senior year, he had new surprises waiting for him. Forbes was named USBWA All-District V 1st Team, Media All-Big Ten 2nd Team, Coaches All-Big Ten 2nd Team, and PIT All-Tournament Team. 

From being chosen for a Three-Point Contest to leading the team to win over Rutgers at 97-66, it opened various opportunities for him. He was one of the USA’s top three-point shooters, making nearly 50%.

My senior year at Michigan State was a path to a successful professional career.

Bryn Forbes| Profesional Career

San Antonio Spurs (2016-2020)

On July 14, 2016, after going undrafted for the 2016 NBA Summer League, Forbes joined the Spurs. At one of the NBA draft pre-workout, he made 77-out-of-100 three-pointers which made a great impression on his coach.

The highlighting factor was when he scored career-high 27 points to lead the Spur’s victory at 108-82 win. During the 2017 season, he received All-NBA Summer League Second Teams honors for his effort in NBA Summer League.

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He was one of the three NBA undrafted players under 6’4″ to start a game in Spurs history. His first career win was over with Chicago Bulls, where he made 13 points in a 133-94 win.

In 2018, he re-signed with the Spurs, which greatly impacted his career. It was the year when he became the Spur’s second point guard to score in double figures in each of his first four games since Maurice Cheeks in 1989.

Another memorable point was scoring his first double-double with a season-high 24 points and career-based 11-rebounds.

He made 1000 points in 2019, with 250-career 3-pointers in the first three seasons with the Spurs team, along with Neal and Davis Bertans in the team history. 

Milwaukee Bucks (2020-2021)

After playing with the Spurs for almost four years, he also decided to explore other teams. So, on November 26, 2020, he signed a two-year contract while the second year was the player’s choice with Milwaukee Bucks.

Forbes outshined the Miami Heat star- Jimmy Butler, by outscoring him during the season.

Bryn Forbes holding the 2021 NBA Finals Trophy
Bryn Forbes holding the 2021 NBA Finals Trophy (Source: Twitter)

That season he swiped up the NBA 2021 Finals trophy against Phoenix Suns, becoming an NBA Champion and having the award with his team.

Back to San Antonio (2021-present)

Forbes returned to his second home to start the 2021 season. The Spurs signed him in August 2021. He scored 16 points against his old team in October and played well, scoring double-digits.

As of 2022, he has played five games and seems to be in bad form. However, he is expected to perform well in the upcoming games.

Bryn Forbes | Body Features

Bryn Forbes is an outstanding and sharp player who tries to bring the team’s best game in every match.

It is common knowledge to be at least 6’6″ to become an NBA shooting guard. Despite meeting the required average height, he has fought to become what he is now. For a 6’2, he is great in his game.

He has an athletic body with a weight of 86 kg having a 6 foot 5 inches wingspan.

Child Custody

After dating for almost seven years and having two babies together, Forbes and his then-girlfriend decided to end the relationship, which was going through rough patches.

But as time passed, custody of the boys became an issue creating bad blood between them.

The fight for their children in the court became a hot topic covered by almost every news portal during 2018. So naturally, they blamed each other, and the dispute lasted for over a year.

As per the reports, his girlfriend was mentally unstable with her depression and alcoholic habits to raise the children independently. Forbes got the verdict on his behalf after the two of them agreed. Now he lives happily with his sons.

Bryn Forbes | Net Worth 

The NBA player signed a one-year contract with the Spurs with a salary of $4.5 million. 

Currently, the net worth of Forbes is not disclosed anywhere. The only report to be found in the contract amount he gets before joining a team.

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Forbes | Social Media Presence

Being surrounded by cameras all the time isn’t enjoyable and exciting for every media personality. The same goes for our three-point shooter. He isn’t seen posting much on social media and is likely content in his private life.

Most of the pictures cover his boys’ photos. He is seen happy being together with his family. Other posts are of himself on the court during various matches.

You can follow Forbes on following social media platforms.

  • Instagram: @brynforbes – 108k followers (as of Jan 2022)
  • Twitter: @BrynjForbes – 20.5k followers (as of Jan 2022)

Forbes | FAQs

Has Bryn Forbes suffered from any injuries?

According to our research, he has suffered four injuries, but none were significant. Head a right calf contusion in 2019, making him suffer a bit more, a quad in 2020, and a toe and thigh injury in 2021.

Is Bryn Forbes playing?

For the 2021-22 season, he has declined his player option to become an unrestricted free agent. The news was provided by Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN).

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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