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Matt Humphrey is familiar with the challenges that come with transferring from one Division I school to another, having previously moved from Oregon to Boston College. But Humphrey had time to get comfortable at BC -- a luxury he doesn't have at WVU, as 2012-13 will be his only season as a Mountaineer.

On a team that will look very different from the 2011-12 squad in the wake of the loss of Kevin Jones and other contributors, Humphrey will likely have the opportunity to come in and immediately make an impact at West Virginia.

But in a game that relies so much on team chemistry and cohesion, Humphrey has precious little time to build relationships with his new teammates.

Thus, even the oft-disorganized play of the Pittsburgh Pro-Am League games at Greentree proved beneficial -- at least when WVU players were making the drive from Morgantown to participate, as they have missed the last few sessions.

"I like these guys," Humphrey said after a game earlier this month. "These guys like me. We don't have problems. Everybody knows, from the coaching staff to the managers, why I'm here. I understand what they do and how they do things, and we jel."

Humprhey broke down his own style of play and discussed the process that led him to Morgantown in the following interview:


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