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Charges dropped against UConn center Wolf

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ROCKVILLE — Charges against UConn center Enosch Wolf were dropped in Rockville Superior Court Wednesday, clearing one hurdle in his return to the basketball court.

Enosch Wolf (AP)

Enosch Wolf (AP)

Arrested on Feb. 11 in a domestic dispute, Wolf was charged with third-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. The 7-foot-1 junior was suspended indefinitely pending legal and university review.

Wolf completed the court-mandated counseling, but continues to receive counseling on his own.

“I’m really happy that the court part is resolved,” Wolf said. “I will keep staying in the counseling myself because I realize it has a positive effect on me and helps me stay focused.”

Wolf’s attorney, Rob Britt, said the counseling has helped Wolf “address alcohol, which was an important part of the equation.”

“What I’ve seen in him is a decision-making process that involves a lot of thought,” Britt said. “There is much less spontaneity in what he is doing. There is much more of a decision-making process and contemplation of what’s in front of him.”

With the legal process complete, Wolf awaits university review. Head coach Kevin Ollie told The Hartford Courant last week that Wolf’s fate will be decided by a number of administrators.

“We’re all monitoring his progress — the president’s office, community standards and the AD, so it is not just my decision,” Ollie told the Courant.

Without Wolf, the team’s most consistent center, UConn went 4-4 in its final eight games. Junior forward Tyler Olander, who absorbed most of Wolf’s minutes, broke his left foot against South Florida on March 6. Olander underwent surgery, and then was arrested for trespassing while on spring break.

Olander was accepted into a pretrial diversionary program in Florida. His charges are also likely to be dropped.

If Wolf returns next season, he’ll be joined in the frontcourt by Olander, rising sophomore Phil Nolan and athletic freshmen Kentan Facey and Amida Brimah. DeAndre Daniels and Niels Giffey are likely to see duty at the power forward position, as well.

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