By Tom Benoit
May 8, 2013 7:24 AM

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It appears new Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos has filled his final roster spot after receiving a verbal commitment from Mike Wolfe, a 6-9, 210 lb. forward from North Bethesda, Maryland. Wolfe, who recently withdrew his verbal commitment to Loyola, becomes the fourth player to follow Patsos to Loudonville after committing to play for the Greyhounds. Wolfe who visited Siena last week, reportedly gave his verbal commitment and is waiting to receive his letter of intent on Thursday as reported by Mark Singelais of the Times Union.

Former Loyola recruits, guards Maurice White and Marquis Wright along with forward Lavon Long have already confirmed their plans to play for the Saints. The incoming quartet from Maryland will be joined by local standout, Javion Ogunyemi to form the freshmen class at Siena.

Wolfe averaged 20 points and 9 rebounds for Georgetown Prep this past season. He was also an AAU teammate with Long with Mid Atlantic Select.

ESPN Analyst describes the 17 year old Wolfe this way:

“Strengths: He brings an athletic presence to the front-court with good size, length, and agility. He runs the floor well, has a cut upper body, and the frame to support more muscle mass once he enters a college weight program. He gets off his feet quickly to rebound, block shots”

In addition to Loyola, Wolfe had received offers and interest from Duquesne, Wagner, Binghamton, Citadel, Florida Gulf Coast, High Point , Holy Cross, Kennesaw St.,Radford, Bucknell, Vanderbilt, Jacksonville, Quinnipiac and Elon.

Georgetown Prep Coach Herb Krusen and Wolfe’s father George have stated previously that Wolfe was considering attending a year of prep school in either Connecticut or Virginia or possibly red-shirting his first year in college in order to further develop physically. It is unclear whether red-shirting was in the plans at Siena.

“Mike’s really good” said Krusen. “I don’t think you’d say there’s anybody in the area with more potential for a young big guy.”

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