Thursday, December 12, 2013 2:36 AM
Published on: Thursday, May 16, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
It looks as though Georgetown Prep senior Michael Wolfe will be playing for Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos after all.
Last fall, Wolfe, a Germantown resident, gave an oral commitment to play college basketball for Patsos at Loyola.
However, when Patsos resigned last month after nine seasons at the Baltimore school, Wolfe de-committed and his college future appeared to be in limbo.
The 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward has signed with Siena after making an official visit with his parents, George and Shelly.
“I just loved the school,” said Wolfe. “I loved the campus. I loved the area.”
Wolfe, who earned All-Sentinel and all-league honors, averaged 15 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and led the Little Hoyas to a 15-11 overall record including a 7-3 mark in the Interstate Athletic Conference.
“I think they’re getting a very talented guy,” said Georgetown Prep head coach Herb Krusen, who noted that Wolfe averaged 20 points per game against IAC competition. “He had a good year for us. He got better.”
Wolfe had two of his best games last season against league rival St. Albans, scoring a season-high 31 points against the Bulldogs in a Feb. 1 victory. He also registered ten blocked shots against St. Albans on a separate occasion.
“He’s excited about Siena,” Krusen added. “I think they’re getting a very good player.”
Wolfe played AAU basketball for Mid-Atlantic Select and received about ten scholarship offers according to the program’s Director of Basketball Operations and head coach, James Lee.
The Citadel, Duquesne, UMBC, Wagner and Binghamton were among the schools that extended an offer to Wolfe whom Lee described as a “good skilled long athletic player with huge upside.”
Wolfe praised the Mid-Atlantic Select program for helping develop his skills on the basketball court.
“It helped a lot,” he said. “I credit that organization and Coach Lee.”
At Siena, Wolfe will join a recruiting class that includes former Mid-Atlantic Select teammate Lavon Long who was granted a release from Loyola after Patsos departed and has also decided to follow the coach to the school based in upstate New York.
Wolfe said that he and Long bonded during their time together playing AAU basketball and will likely become college roommates.
“I like playing with him,” said Wolfe. “We really play well together. I think we’ll do great things together. We both have great skill sets and we complement each other.”