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Johnny Wolf signs letter of intent to play basketball at Xavier

High school senior guard averaged 22.7 point and 4.6 rebounds last season at St. Xavier High School

04/18/05

Men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller has received a signed national letter of intent from Johnny Wolf, a 6'2 senior guard from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati.

Wolf, the 2004-2005 Associated Press Division I Co-player of the Year for the State of Ohio, averaged 22.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists while leading St. Xavier to a 21-6 record and state runner-up finish as a senior.

The Cincinnati Enquirer named Wolf the Division I Player of the Year, and he earned Street & Smith’s preseason honorable mention all-American honors prior to his senior campaign.

“Johnny Wolf, like B.J. Raymond and Derrick Brown, comes from a program that prides itself on a culture of winning,” Miller says. “Johnny has a great understanding of the game and will be able to play either guard position. I am excited about adding him to our basketball program and Xavier University.”

Wolf is the son of 1979 Xavier graduate Marty Wolf, a member of the Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame who was a two-sport star in tennis and basketball for the Musketeers. His uncle, Steve Wolf, a former Musketeer basketball captain, is a 1983 graduate and is the color analyst for Xavier basketball on FSN Ohio.

Wolf is the third member of Miller’s recruiting class this season, joining 6'6 forward B.J. Raymond of St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, and 6'8 forward Derrick Brown from Chaminade-Julienne High School, in Dayton, Ohio. Raymond, the Toledo Blade Player of the Year who averaged 20.8 points per game as a senior, was on the AP Division I First Team along with Wolf. Brown, an AP Division II Third Team All-State selection, averaged 15 points per game as a senior.