Joe Wolfinger, a 7-foot reserve center on the Husky Men’s Basketball team, issued a cryptic message on Facebook last night following the team’s loss to California. First uncovered by a message board patron on Dawgman.com, and later confirmed by Seattle Sportsnet, Wolfinger updated his Facebook “status” at 11:05 PM to read, “THIS IS IT I WANT OUT.”
Wolfinger has seen his minutes decline significantly from a season ago and has only appeared in 11 of Washington’s 22 games so far this year. He hasn’t played in any of the past five games, and was the only Husky player (with the exception of the redshirting Tyreese Breshers) who failed to log minutes in Thursday night’s meeting with California. Coincidentally, Wolfinger notched a career-high 17 points on his last trip to Berkeley a year ago.
Wolfinger has had a rocky tenure at Washington, enduring two redshirt seasons (one for medical purposes) since arriving on campus in 2005. He has been plagued by injuries over his career and has failed to adapt to coach Lorenzo Romar’s uptempo gameplan.
There has also been speculation that Wolfinger could possibly be the odd man out in the 2009-2010 season. With one scholarship player too many in the coming year, one of the eleven Husky players who would be returning from this year’s squad would either have to transfer or forgo his free ride next year in order to keep the team in compliance with NCAA rules.