Wojcik, a 38% 3-point shooter, transferring from Brown to UNC

By R.L. Bynum

Paxton Wojcik, the son of former UNC assistant coach Doug Wojcik, will transfer from Brown to North Carolina.

Paxton Wojcik, who announced his plans on Twitter early Monday evening, will be a graduate transfer after averaging 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists last season while shooting 46% from the floor and 38% from 3-point range. The news came on the same day that Caleb Love entered the transfer portal.

The 6–5 left-handed shooter committed during an official visit to Chapel Hill on Monday, according to On3.com, and also got interest from Kansas, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Stanford and Butler.

Wojcik collected 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals on Nov. 12, 2021, in the Smith Center when Carolina beat his Brown team 94–87 in a game that the Tar Heels trailed 50–47 at halftime. Wojcik was one of 10 new Brown players that season after the previous season was canceled because of COVID-19.

Wojcik, who was named second-team All-Ivy League this past season as well as to the Academic All-Ivy team, started his career with two seasons at Loyola Chicago.

“I’m looking for a place where I can contribute to winning a conference championship and getting a bid to the NCAA tournament,” Wojcik told stockrisers.com when he entered the transfer portal. “I want to be a part of a winning culture and be around like-minded individuals.”

His career-high is 25 points on March 4 in Brown’s season-ending loss to Yale, one of five career games with at least 20 points. He’s scored at least four 3-pointers eight times in his career, including five in a 17-point game against UMass-Lowell on Nov. 23, 2022. He’s dished out a career-high six assists four times, including three times last season.

Wojcik shot 42.1% from 3-point range as a freshman at Loyola, and 40% in his sophomore season there. After making only 33% of his 3-point shots in his junior season at Brown, he upped that percentage to 38% last season.

Wojcik was an McDonald’s All-American nominee out of La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., which had an 83–6 record in his high school career.

Doug Wojcik, currently an assistant coach at Michigan State, was an assistant coach at Carolina under Coach Matt Doherty from 2000 to 2003. When current UNC assistant coach Jeff Lebo was the head coach at East Carolina, Wojcik was on his staff for the 2017–18 season.

Paxson Wojcik’s senior season highs at Brown

Points25March 4Yale
Minutes39Jan. 6Harvard
Field goals9March 4Yale
Field-goal attempts16March 4Yale
3-pointers5Nov. 23UMass Lowell
3-point attempts10Nov. 23UMass Lowell
Free throws 9Feb. 18at Penn
Free-throw attempts11Feb. 18at Penn
Rebounds13Dec. 10at Michigan St.
Assists6Feb. 25at Columbia
Blocks1Jan. 28at Cornell
Steals3March 4Yale

UNC roster

Here is a rundown of the Tar Heels’ scholarship players from the just-completed season, with their class should they return next season listed. UNC has two available scholarships.

4Sr.RJ DavisPG6–0175
0Soph.Seth TrimblePG6–3192
13Soph.Jalen Washington46–10225
55th yearArmando Bacot56–11235
Incoming transfers
5th yearCormac Ryan (Notre Dame)36–5195
5th yearPaxton Wojcik (Brown)36–5200
JuniorHarrison Ingram (Stanford)36–7230
SeniorJae’Lyn Withers (Louisville)46–9220
ESPN rankIncoming freshmen
10 (Class
of 2024)
Elliot Cadeau (5 star)PG6–0175
27Simeon Wilcher (4 star)26–3185
64Zayden High (4 star)46–9225
Eligibility over
Leaky Black36–9205
Pete Nance46–11230
Outgoing transfers
Caleb Love (Arizona)26–4200
Dontrez Styles (Georgetown)46–6210
Tyler Nickel (Va. Tech)36–7220
Justin McKoy (Hawaii)46–8220
Puff Johnson (Penn State)36–8200
Will Shaver (UAB)56–10260
In transfer portal
D’Marco Dunn36–5190
ESPN rank2024–25 freshman class
5Ian Jackson (5 star)26–5180
37Drake Powell (4 star)36–5185
48James Brown (4 star)56–9225

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