Wolfgang Novogratz arrived from New York last season expected to make an impact in his junior basketball season at Harvard-Westlake.
But a broken foot abruptly ended his season after nine games.
He's back healthy and ready to take charge for the Wolverines under first-year Coach David Rebibo. That was clear on Monday during a summer basketball game against West Ranch. With the Wolverines on top by just two points, Novogratz started driving down the lane and no one was able to stop him.
He finished with 24 points in a 66-56 victory.
The Wolverines could be much improved, especially after 6-foot-5 freshman Cassius Stanley becomes comfortable. Stanley had 16 points in an up and down performance. What was impressive is that he plays good defense and his athleticism should fit in nicely against future Mission League opponents.
West Ranch has a top sophomore in Austin Galuppo and an improving junior guard in Jalen Riley.