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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Land First Transfer Commitment in Brown Grad Transfer

Erica Denhoff- Icon Sportswire

Earlier this afternoon, the Tar Heels lost their sixth player from the 2022-23 roster to the transfer portal in the form of Caleb Love. The biggest area of the roster that has been hit by the portal defections has been the wing spots, where the Tar Heels have lost every single scholarship player on the roster leaving gigantic question marks about the future of the position moving forward. Just a short time ago, the team slightly eased some of those concerns with the addition of mid-major transfer wing.

As first reported by Joe Tipton of On3 Sports, Brown transfer forward Paxson Wojcik will transfer to Carolina for the final year of eligibility. He took a visit to Chapel Hill over the weekend for a visit that clearly helped to seal the deal. 

Wojcik was a second team All-Ivy League selection this past season for the Bears, who finished the season 14-13 and exited in the first round of the four-team Ivy League Tournament. He was second on the team in scoring (14.9) and rebounding (7.2) and led the team in assists (3.2) and shot 46.1% overall and 38.0% from behind the three-point line.

In the Tar Heels matchup with Brown early last season, Wojcik scored 14 points, ripped down six boards and added three assists.

Wojcik’s father, Doug, was a part of Matt Doherty’s staff from 2000-03 and is currently an assistant coach at Michigan State. He was also the head coach at Tulsa from 2005-12 and the College of Charleston from 2012-14, posting a 178-121 record.

This is a good first move for the Tar Heels in the portal considering it is just that: the first move. Because of his shooting ability and rebounding skills, his ties to the university and the number of available scholarships, taking a flier on Wojcik makes a lot of sense. Ideally, though, this will turn out to be one of the smaller moves in the portal and Wojcik will be a nice contributor.


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