Michigan State men’s basketball freshman shooting guard Max Christie arrived on campus in East Lansing in late May, and has been working out and practicing with the hoops squad while trying to get acclimated to his new surroundings after making the transition from high school to college. On Monday, Christie met with the media for the first time as an official member of the Spartans. Read the full story in The Only Colors.
There is perhaps nothing more “Dad” in this world than packing up a U-Haul and moving a college-age child out of one residence and toward another. That was Doug Wojcik’s Wednesday, working his way back toward East Lansing. Wojcik himself has been back at MSU since 2018, as the program’s director of recruiting. He’s now taking over as an assistant coach, replacing Dane Fife, who left for Indiana. Read the full sory in the Lansing State Journal.
Brown University men's basketball will add guard Paxson Wojcik (son of Lael and Doug Wojcik), a junior transfer student-athlete from Loyola University Chicago, to its roster for the upcoming 2021-22 season, Brown head coach Mike Martin announced. Read the full story from Brown University Athletics.
Loyola Chicago’s loss could be Brown University’s gain in this upcoming 2021-22 men’s basketball season. Rising junior guard Paxson Wojcik (son of Lael and Doug Wojcik) announced a commitment to the Bears on his personal Twitter page late Tuesday night. Read the full story in the Providence Journal.
Nobody understood the challenges a service academy basketball team faces like Mike Krzyzewski. Long before he coached Duke to five national titles, Krzyzewski was senior captain of the 1968-69 Army team under legendary coach Bob Knight. He never reached the NCAA Tournament as a player or as head coach of the Cadets from 1975 to 1980. Read the full story.
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had a special place in Paxson Wojcik’s heart basically since he was old enough to remember. It’s literally been a part of Wojcik’s life since the time he was basically old enough to walk. Wojcik has literally grown up part of the NCAA Tournament. It’s in his blood. After all, Wojcik is the son of Wheeling Central and Naval Academy graduate Doug Wojcik, who is currently an assistant coach at Michigan State University. Read the full story.
Martha Marie Klenowski Wojcik, 82, of Wheeling, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at Wheeling Hospital. Martha was the loving mother to Doug Wojcik, David Wojcik and Denise Wojcik Basich. Read the full obituary from Altmeyer Funeral Homes.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Navy men's basketball team advancing to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The Mids compiled a 30-5 record on the year, won the Colonial Athletic Association's regular season (with a 13-1 mark) and tournament titles and were ranked as high as 17th nationally. Read the full story in Navy Sports.
Tom Izzo has many talents that have allowed him to have a Hall of Fame career at Michigan State: motivation, ingenuity, work ethic. His use of technology isn’t one of them. Read the full story in Michigan Live.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not everyone buys in to the idea of recruiting momentum. But right now, in the college basketball world, it’s getting difficult to deny that’s exactly what’s happening at Michigan State, where Doug Wojcik serves as the Recruiting Coordinator. Read the full story in the Detroit News.
Following a college career where he finished as Central Michigan's all-time leader in assists and a brief stint overseas, Chris Fowler now finds his way to Arizona. Read the full story in the Arizona Daily Sun.
Ypsilanti Lincoln basketball phenom Emoni Bates, the No. 1 prospect in the country for the 2022 class, committed to Michigan State basketball during a live interview on ESPN on Monday. Read the full story in USA Today.
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.
Tom Izzo has been named of the 100 most influential people in college basketball by Silver Waves Media. The list is comprised of college coaches, conference commissioners, and other people impacting the college basketball world. Read the full story here.