Men's Basketball Adds Forsling as Seventh New Addition
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team has added its seventh student-athlete of the Richard Pitino era with the addition of center Sebastian Forsling, the program announced Thursday.
Forsling, a 6-11, 240-pound incoming freshman, comes to the Lobos from Floda, Sweden where he averaged 14.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.78 blocks blocks per game.
“Sebastian is a valuable addition to our program. We set out this Spring to sign front-court players with size and skill to operate in the paint and on the perimeter. Sebastian has all those tools and great potential to get better in every phase of the game,” Pitino said.
The incoming freshman brings with him international experience for several junior national teams in Sweden as well as Fryshuset and Lerum basket. As a member of his various squads, he earned the Team of the Week honor and also registered 17 points and 11 rebounds in his debut in the league.
Most recently, Forsling was named Newcomer of the Year in Superettan as a member of the RIG Mark Academy in Sweden. He shot nearly 62 percent from the field. He was also nominated for Rookie of the Year.
“The word ‘family’ means a lot to me and UNM is all about family,” Forsling said on why he chose New Mexico. “‘The lone wolf dies but the pack survives’ is a quote I live for.”