The 7'1', Portland, Oregon native, Joe Wolfinger was recruited by his state school, University of Washington, where he played four seasons and helped the team reach the Sweet 16 in two (2006 & 2008). In his final season of eligibility he transferred to The Citadel before taking his game overseas to Slovakia and Germany.
Following Germany, Joe had his breakout season in Japan's IBL where he averaged 38.4 points per game, 17.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.5% from the 3-point arc. During the 2013 offseason, he came back to the US and continued playing domestically to keep his skills red hot before being signed to the Tokyo Excellence in Japan's NBDL for the 2013-14 season. In Japan, Joe had his best season yet. After being named to the 2014 NBDL All-Star team, Joe helped his team claim the Championship title while also being named the league's Top Center for the season. During championship season, Joe averaged 23.0 points per game (3rd in league), 13.5 rebounds per game (4th in league), 1.2 assists per game, and 1.0 blocks per game (5th in league).