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From Painting to Fishing: Members of Loyola Athletics Teams Share Their Hobbies

When they’re not shooting hoops or spiking the ball, Loyola student-athletes don’t just spend the rest of their time with their noses in the books. Rather, many have hobbies just like any other person. Women’s volleyball middle blocker Elle Van Grinsven likes to spend her time watercolor painting. Meanwhile, men’s basketball guard Paxson Wojcik can often be found with a fishing pole when he’s not in the gym. Read the full article in the Loyola Phoenix

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Harvard basketball commit Denham Wojcik returning to Porter-Gaud

It’s unlikely that many even noticed. There was a late addition to Porter-Gaud’s roster ahead of the 2017 state playoffs. The lineup already included six future college commits, two projected to one day be NBA draft picks. So the chances that anyone paid much attention to the call-up of a 5-foot-7 eighth-grader from the junior varsity are as slim as his 120-pound frame. Read the full story in Moultrie News
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Michigan State keeps rolling with Jaden Akins

Recruiting Coordinator Doug Wojcik hasn't slowed down these last few months, despite the challenging circumstances. In fact, Tom Izzo and Michigan State's great summer of recruiting just keeps rolling on with the addition of another four-star prospect to their 2021 class. Read the full story in Basketball Recruiting
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Rich get richer as Michigan State lands 'super quick' four-star point guard Jaden Akins

There’s no telling if there will be college basketball this fall and winter, but that’s hardly slowed the recruiting momentum in East Lansing. On Thursday afternoon, Tom Izzo and his staff – including Recruiting Coordinator Doug Wojcik – kept the ball rolling as Michigan State gained a commitment from four-star point guard Jaden Akins of Farmington. Read the full story in the Detroit News

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Top 75 Louis Lesmond Commits to Harvard

Harvard added to a successful 2021 recruiting class on Saturday by landing a pledge from French native Louis Lesmond. The four-star prospect joins Bennett Pitcher and Denham Wojcik, son of Lael and Doug Wojcik. Read the full article in 247 Sports
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DMV Madness: Eight memorable second-round NCAA tournament games involving local-ish teams

With March Madness canceled because of the coronavirus, we looked back at 16 of the most memorable first-round games involving teams from D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Thursday. After the weekend that normally would have decided the tournament’s Sweet 16, here are eight of the most memorable second-round games involving the same subset of schools. Read the full article in the Washington Post
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Wojcik Gets Win in Front of Family

Denham Wojcik, son of Lael and Doug Wojcik, is a cerebral player when he’s on the basketball court. The La Lumiere junior is savvy, does the little things and plays as hard as possible for 32 minutes. Nothing less would be expected from a son of a coach, team leader and a point guard who has a scholarship offer from Harvard. Read the full article in the Wheeling News-Register

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‘The man don’t sleep’: Untold stories of Wolverine slayer Cassius Winston

Michigan Statue University's Cassius Winston went to bed around 4 a.m. on Sunday, closing his eyes in the infinite silence of those predawn hours, when everyone else is long asleep. Read the full article in The Athletic
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Wojcik Does All Things Expected of Coach's Son

Denham Wojcik, son of Lael and Doug Wojcik, is a cerebral player when he’s on the basketball court. The La Lumiere junior is savvy, does the little things and plays as hard as possible for 32 minutes. Nothing less would be expected from a son of a coach, team leader and a point guard who has a scholarship offer from Harvard. Read the full article in The Times Leader
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Dreams Lead Wheeling Native Doug Wojcik to Final Four

Doug Wojcik remembers it like it was yesterday. A young, bright-eyed kid, who lived on Wheeling Island, getting up each morning and picking up his basketball and heading to the outdoor courts at Belle Isle to get some shots up. “My dreams were probably a little bit bigger than most, but I was always dreaming of what could be,” Wojcik said. Read the full article in the Wheeling News-Register