Craig Forth, a star basketball player for Columbia High School, played collegiately for Syracuse in the early 2000’s. In December, 2004, he was honored as the Orangemen Scholar- Athlete of the Week. Forth, a seven-foot center, was selected to the athletic director’s honor roll five times, and he was named to the Big East Academic All-Star team the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons. In 2004, Forth was selected to the Academic All-America team. He had a 3.85 grade-point average in the classroom. Forth was on the Jim Boeheim-coached national championship team his junior year.