"They will be able to put the ball in the hole a lot better this year," coach Paul Schildwachter said. "We didn't score a lot of points last year."
Lutheran returns Scarff, the team's top scorer last year, who averaged 10 points per game and had a very good offseason.
"If Nathan can be as consistent as he was last year, I would be pretty happy." Paul Schildwachter said. "He is bigger, stronger and more confident."
The offense should run smoothly with Woolsey back at point guard.
Woolsey and Jonathan Schildwachter figure to be Lutheran's other offensive leaders.
Sophomore forward Justin Torres (6-1) and junior guard Derrick McKnight (5-10) complete the starting lineup.
Senior guard Tyler Birkmaier (5-9) and senior forward Sam Stephens (6-1) provide depth.
"They are great kids that really work hard and really try and learn," Paul Schildwachter said.
Two freshmen — forward Craig Kutchey (6-0) and guard Joseph Schildwachter (5-11) — earned spots on the varsity.
"Our conference schedule really kicks in after Christmas," said Paul Schildwachter, whose team plays in the IAAM C Conference. "We will use
the pre-Christmas time to get our feet wet, figure out what we need to do and how to play with each other. So I am hoping after Christmas everything will start clicking."
2011-2012 record: 19-10
Returning starters: Sophomore forward Daniel Wilson (6-6).
Breakdown: Although Wilson is the lone returning starter, senior swingman Daniel Wilson (6-2) and senior point guard Tony Williams (6-0) have logged a lot of minutes on the varsity level.
Unfortunately for Williams, who started on varsity as a freshman and sophomore, he missed last season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
But he's ready to make any impact this season.
"Tony has a chance to be the best defender in the league," said St. Paul's coach Seth Goldberg, whose squad was riddled with injuries last season.
A similar injury has already deprived key center Tre Hammer of his senior hoop season.