The 2013 off-season has exactly gone according to plan for UConn Huskies big man Enosch Wolf, but now the 7-foot-1 center is moving forward with a new chapter in his life and heading back to Germany in the process.
Wolf, who was arrested for an on-campus altercation was eventually reinstated to the Huskies’ program by head coach Kevin Ollie, but the only way he could return to UConn was as a walk-on. This made Wolf’s decision a difficult one.
On Friday afternoon, news emerged that Wolf signed a professional contract with Telekom Baskets Bonn, a move that ultimately ends his collegiate eligibility and time at UConn. The decision certainly doesn’t come as much as a surprise simply because of Wolf’s impending status with the Huskies and his connection to Germany.
During the 2012-13 season, Wolf averaged 3.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game under Ollie. Wolf returned to his native land during the Huskies’ season opening victory over the Michigan State Spartans at the Ramstein Air Force Base last November.
With the loss of Wolf however, the Huskies’ front court does become even weaker. Sophomore Phillip Nolan will need to step up, while senior Tyler Olander will also need to be more aggressive in an increased role. Don’t be surprised if Ollie also looks to incoming freshman Kentan Facey for early contributions, as well.
UConn’s attack however, is expected to be more guard-oriented for obvious reasons — Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun form a three-headed attack that is also joined by DeAndre Daniels at the forward position.
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