Brunswick will meet Berea on Wednesday night for an opportunity to play
for a district championship this Saturday, but it will be doing it
without star center Pat Forsythe. The 6-10 Forsythe broke his right ankle during his team’s sectional
final victory over North Ridgeville according to his head coach, Joe
Brunswick will meet Berea on Wednesday night for an opportunity to play for a district championship this Saturday, but it will be doing it without star center Pat Forsythe.
The 6-10 Forsythe broke his right ankle during his team’s sectional final victory over North Ridgeville according to his head coach, Joe Mackey.
“He blocked a shot and landed on the kid’s foot and turned it (ankle) over,” Mackey explained. “He did it with five minutes left, returned with two minutes left, and finished the game. The x-rays first revealed no break, but the orthopedic saw a break on Monday.”
Forsythe got an MRI on Tuesday afternoon just to be 100 percent sure.
The West Virginia signee, who is one of if not the best stories in the state, has carried a young Brunswick squad to a terrific season. Forsythe is easily the most improved player in the state and has arguably been the most dominant player in Ohio on both ends of the floor.
Mackey sums it up best as to what Forsythe has meant to his squad.
“Pat has done everything for us this season,” Mackey stated. “He has set school records in points scored, blocked shots, field goal percentage, and been a great leader. We play in one of the best conferences in all of Ohio and he has been dominant all season long.”
The senior is averaging 22.8 points, 13 rebounds, and 6.2 blocks per game and will likely earn several post season accolades.
The story of Pat Forsythe’s progression as a player is nothing short of amazing. He went from a shot blocker with good foot work to one of the best and most dominant players in Ohio.
The Brunswick boss knows his team has enjoyed a terrific season, but is quick to point out the importance and significance of Forsythe’s miraculous season.
“It is a very sad way to end an amazing season for Pat,” Mackey mentioned. “It really has been a remarkable story dating back to a year ago where he only averaged five points a game. Many don’t realize that we play a freshman point guard and two sophomore wings. He was our only returning player and our young kids have improved, but we are not even close to 15 wins without Pat.”