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Pat Forsythe

Monday night's opening session of the Greentree Pro-Am summer basketball league provided a tough test for Pat Forsythe in his return from multiple injuries last season. Sure, the style of play in the Pro-Am isn't much different than an open gym session, but Forsythe had to work against highly-touted Pitt freshman Steven Adams.

Forsythe struggled early and looked a bit tentative at times, but he acquitted himself well in the final 10 minutes of his Steel City Tickets team's loss to Adams' PGT Trucking squad.

The redshirt freshman finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds on 4-of-9 shooting from the field. But beyond than the stats, or even the difference between a win and a loss, Forsythe enjoyed the chance to play the sort of wide open style that the Pro-Am league tends to favor.

Since West Virginia plans to take advantage of its talent and depth at the point guard position by playing a faster-paced style, the game was a chance for Forsythe to show his ability to race up and down the floor.

Forsythe spoke about that challenge, as well as his recovery from injury and the overall prospects for the 2012-13 Mountaineers in the following interview, conducted just after his Monday night game at Pittsburgh's Greentree Sportsplex.

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