West Virginia University basketball center Pat Forsythe is transferring out of the Mountaineer program, according to coach Bob Huggins.
"Probably to Akron," Huggins said Thursday night.
Forsythe was a 6-foot-11 redshirt freshman for WVU from Brunswick, Ohio. He was known for his lateral quickness, footwork and ability to run the floor, but battled injuries while in Morgantown.
Forsythe received a hardship waiver and missed the majority of the season with a stress fracture in his right ankle. He appeared in seven games and averaged 2.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. He had four points against Akron and Mississippi State and a season-high seven rebounds against Alcorn State.
WVU has transfer Aaric Murray eligible this coming season as well as the return of fellow big man Deniz Kilicli.
Huggins now has an opening in regard to scholarships. The Mountaineers had one earlier, but received word that Matt Humphrey would transfer in from Boston College. Humphrey took the slot left open by Huntington Prep standout Elijah Macon, who is headed to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. That's the same school that produced two 2012 NBA draft picks in Thomas Robinson of Kansas (Sacramento Kings) and Will Barton of Memphis (Portland Trail Blazers).
With the loss of Macon to the incoming class, WVU has but Eron Harris, a 6-3 guard from Lawrence North of Indianapolis, and Terry Henderson, a 6-5 guard from Neuse Baptist in Raleigh, N.C., signed.
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