UConn added one player Tuesday and welcomed another back from suspension (kind of).
Shortly after CBS’ Jon Rothstein reported that George Washington transfer Lasan Kromah was headed to UConn, the school announced that suspended center Enosch Wolf would be eligible to return as a non-scholarship player.
Wolf, suspended indefinitely after a Feb. 11 arrest, is expected to make a decision about coming back for his senior year within the next few weeks, according to UConn.
It seems his scholarship will go to Kromah, a 6-foot-5 guard eligible immediately as a graduate student. Recruited to George Washington by former coach Karl Hobbs (now an assistant at UConn), Kromah averaged double-figures in three seasons with the Colonials. He missed his entire sophomore year with a left foot injury.
This past season, Kromah posted averages of 10.1 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting just 22 percent from the 3-point arc. He’ll join a deep backcourt of Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun and incoming freshman Terrence Samuel.
If Wolf chooses to return, he’ll battle for playing time at the center spot with returning starter Tyler Olander, rising sophomore Phil Nolan and incoming freshmen Kentan Facey and Amida Brimah. DeAndre Daniels, among the most improved players in the Big East, figures to start as a stretch-four.
Prior to his suspension, Wolf had been the team’s most productive center, performing well against N.C. State (12 points, nine rebounds), Marquette (six points, seven rebounds) and Providence (six points, five rebounds). But on Feb. 11, the 7-foot-1 junior was charged with third-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct following an early morning altercation with a female student. According to the police report, Wolf “grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head” and “knocked the glasses off of the victim’s face with his hand.”
Charges against Wolf were dropped after his completion of a domestic violence diversionary program. Although his counseling was no longer court-mandated, Wolf told reporters on April 24 that he continued to remain in the program.
Wolf’s attorney, Rob Britt, said the counseling helped Wolf “address alcohol, which was an important part of the equation.”