Forsythe Working To Get Back To Full Strength - WVU Football, WVU Basketball, News - Mountaineer Sports

Forsythe Working To Get Back To Full Strength

Posted:
  • BasketballMore>>

  • WVU Adds Tarik Phillip to 2014 Class

    WVU Adds Tarik Phillip to 2014 Class

    West Virginia has added one more piece to its basketball team with the signing of Tarik Phillip for the 2014-15 academic year. Head coach Bob Huggins announced that Phillip, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard
    Bob Huggins announces signing of JUCO guard to round out additions to the Mountaineers roster.
  • WVU's Asya Bussie Drafted by WNBA’s Lynx

    WVU's Asya Bussie Drafted by WNBA’s Lynx

    West Virginia senior Asya Bussie has been selected by the Minnesota Lynx as the No. 15 overall pick in the second round of the 2014 WNBA Draft. "I can't even put into words how excited and blessed I
    West Virginia senior Asya Bussie has been selected by the Minnesota Lynx as the No. 15 overall pick in the second round of the 2014 WNBA Draft.
  • WATCH: WVU Coaches Show

    WATCH: WVU Coaches Show

    Saturday, April 12 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-04-12 14:21:07 GMT
    In case you missed it on television this morning, be sure to catch this week's episode of The WVU Coaches Show in its entirety on WVi.All segments are below.
    In case you missed it on television this morning, be sure to catch this week's episode of The WVU Coaches Show in its entirety on WVi.
MORGANTOWN -

West Virginia University Forward Pat Forsythe did not get his college basketball career off to the kind of start he wanted. His freshman season was cut short by a pair of injuries. Forsythe was bothered by a back injury, but an ankle injury is what ultimately ended his season.

Forsythe played in seven games last season averaging two points, three rebounds and 11 minutes per game.

Forsythe was able to rehab his injury enough that he could warm up with the Mountaineers late in the season.

Now, months of rehab are complete and Forsythe is trying to get back into game shape by playing in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am Summer League.

"There are some points when I jump on it that it gets sore," said Forsythe. "Overall, my strength is getting better so there really are no more problems with it anymore."

Forsythe appeared to be favoring his right knee on Monday night. However, when he needed to make a power move or fire off a jump shot, the knee did not look weak at all.

The Mountaineers have not been in the new WVU basketball practice facility for long, but Forsythe is one of the players already benefiting from the new equipment and technology available to the players.

"Everything we got in there is all new equipment," Forsythe smiled. "We have underwater treadmills, we got gravity treadmills that take pressure off your knees. In the training room we didn't have all the stuff we have now. It's great to help prevent injuries and work on our game.

Forsythe will need his knee to be at full strength, because this year's Mountaineers are expected to do a lot more running up and down the floor. Forsythe wants to use that style of play to his advantage.

"Some bigs you can catch them running slow up and down and that could be an easy four to six points, which could be big for your team at the end," Forsythe stated.

Since the team will likely be pushing the ball up the floor more this season, Forsythe is using the summer league as a way to work on getting used to that style of play.

"Mostly I am trying to run up and down because that is the style of play we are going to have this year," said Forsythe. "Run, rebound and block shots. The scoring will come with the rebounding."

Forsythe appears to understand what is expected out of him this season. Now he must be ready to execute his role on this team. Playing in the summer league and running in open gym with his teammates will certainly help.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVILL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.