For many UConn fans, since the arrival of Enosch Wolf in 2010, the question has been "when?" rather than "if?"
When finally arrived on Friday night.
In what has quickly come to be known as "Schnitzel Time," the 7-foot-1 center from Germany had the game of his life as the No. 23 Huskies held on against Wake Forest in a 77-71 victory in their opening round game at the Paradise Jame in the Virgin Islands.
The Huskies move on to take on Connecticut-rival Quinnipiac, who defeated Iona in the final game of the first round.
Once again, captains Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier lead the way, scoring 16 points each, but Wolf's performance was one never seen before and thus captivated UConn fans.
UConn needed every bit of production it got out of Wolf tonight. The junior posted 12 points on 6-7 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals as the Huskies were able to hold off a feisty Demon Deacons side that should certainly cause a few headaches in the ACC this season.
Wolf's performance was unprecedented. In his season and a half at UConn, Wolf only scored nine points in 36 minutes over 15 games.
The Huskies will need the junior center to continue to step up. Prior to today, the majority of UConn's performances from "big men" have come from Tyler Olander and DeAndre Daniels. If UConn is to be successful all season long, Wolf will need to step up and be able to compete on a nightly basis.
Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant said in September that this could very well be the year of Enosch Wolf. UConn fans, and in reality Wolf himself, better hope so.