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March 5, 2008 at 8:37 AM

Wolfinger dreaming big

I wrote today about Husky center Joe Wolfinger, who UW coach Lorenzo Romar has long maintained has legitimate NBA potential.
“He has an opportunity to play at that level because shooting like that at that size is so unique,” Romar said yesterday.
Wolfinger doesn’t shy away from such talk.
“I think I’ve got a good chance because I’m tall and I’ve got skill,” he said. “I’ve just got to get more athletic and quicker feet and better on defense.”
Wolfinger is listed as a redshirt sophomore, but having missed two full seasons at the beginning of his career, he could likely earn a sixth year later. The way the process works, he can’t apply for it until his fifth year, so nothing official on that would happen for a while.
But Romar notes Wolfinger’s age — he’s already 22 and would be 25 by the time of a sixth-year senior season — and isn’t sure what will happen.
“He could get his last year back if he really wanted to but he may be a guy who could play these final three years and that’s it, and not need his extra year,” Romar said.
Wolfinger said he’ll keep all options open.
Also today, Bud Withers has his weekly Pac-10 notebook.

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