Craig Forth was a star basketball player for Columbia High school in 2001. He was highly recruited by Division I schools and picked Syracuse University where he played for Jim Boeheim. Forth was honored in December of 2004 as the Orangemen Scholar-Athlete of the Week. A seven-foot center, Forth 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 third team. He had a 3.85 grade-point average in the classroom.