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Notes & Quotes: Everything is a “learning experience” for Michigan State Basketball freshman Max Christie

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
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Doug Wojcik on his new role at MSU, losing his mother to COVID, and the newest Spartans

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

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NCAA Tourney is a family affair for Wojciks

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
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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