Alex Wolf, Greenwich’s standout center, has been awarded the 2014 Gatordade Player of the Year award for Connecticut, the organization announced Friday.
Wolf, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior, averaged 16.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and eight blocks a game while leading Greenwich to its best season in school history. The Cardinals finished 24-3 and was runner up in the FCIAC championship and reached the Class LL semifinals for the first time. There, the Cardinals’ season ended with a loss to Fairfield Prep.
He’s the first basketball player from Greenwich to earn the award.
An All-FCIAC first-team selection, Wolf has also maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and is a member of the National Honor Society. He’s a volunteer at the Greenwich Library and as a youth basketball coach.
“Alex Wolf is so important to Greenwich’s success,” Ridgefield coach Andrew McClellan said in a statement provided by Gatorade. “He’s got the best motor for a big man. He plays 100 percent all the time and he causes a lot of problems around the rim.”
Wolf will play at Dartmouth. He is eligible for Gatorade’s National Player of the Year Award, which will be announced later this month.