Siena sophomore big man opts to transfer

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Siena is losing a sophomore big man that likely wasn’t going to play this season to begin win. According to head coach Jimmy Patsos, 6-foot-9 forward Michael Wolfe will be transferring out of the program at semester’s end. Wolfe had not appeared in a game this season and was likely to redshirt.

In a story from Mike Singelais of the Times Union, Patsos spoke on Wolfe leaving and said part of the reason was the sophomore wanting to be closer to his hometown of Germantown, Md.

“Mike’s transferring,” Patsos said. “Mike Wolfe’s a great guy. He was going to redshirt, anyway, this year … There’s nothing wrong. Mike Wolfe’s going to go closer to home and he wants to go where he can play a lot of minutes. That is what is going in America today at every single college. This isn’t just about him.”

Wolfe appeared in all but two games last season for Siena, averaging 5 minutes a game. He averaged 1.8 points and 0.6 rebounds per game as a freshman.