Nebraska, Ole Miss among teams to meet with Brown transfer Paxson Wojcik

Nick Schultz03/22/23
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Brown transfer guard Paxson Wojcik
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Nebraska, Ole Miss and Butler were among the teams to meet with Brown transfer guard Paxson Wojcik, he confirmed to On3. Oklahoma State is set to meet with him next week, he said.

Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg and Butler coach Thad Matta were part of the meetings, as Stockrisers’ Jake Weingarten reported. Wojcik entered the transfer portal March 8 after two years at Brown and a strong showing in 2022-23. He averaged 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds to earn second team All-Ivy League honors as a senior, and will have one year of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer.

Wojcik started his college career at Loyola Chicago before transferring to Brown ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Wojcik is currently the No. 13-ranked transfer to hit the portal since the window opened March 8, according to the On3 Transfer Portal Rankings. He also heard from South Carolina, Auburn, Arkansas and Vanderbilt, among others, after entering the portal, On3’s Joe Tipton previously reported.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire

Transfer portal background information

The NCAA Transfer Portal, which covers every NCAA sport at the Division I, II and III levels, is a private database with names of student-athletes who wish to transfer. It is not accessible to the public.

The process of entering the portal is done through a school’s compliance office. Once a player provides written notification of an intent to transfer, the office enters the player’s name in the database and everything is off and running. The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request and that request cannot be refused.

Once a player’s name shows up in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their minds at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer has to be honored. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is not obligated to provide a scholarship anymore.

The database is a normal database, sortable by a variety of topics, including (of course) sport and name. A player’s individual entry includes basic details such as contact info, whether the player was on scholarship and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.

A player can ask that a “do not contact” tag be placed on the report. In those instances, the players don’t want to be contacted by schools unless they’ve initiated the communication.

The portal has been around since Oct. 15, 2018 and the new calendar cycle within the portal begins each August. For example, the 2021-22 cycle started Aug. 1. During the 2020-21 cycle, 2,626 FBS football players entered the transfer portal (including walk-ons). That comes after 1,681 entered during the 2019-20 cycle and 1,709 during the abbreviated 2018-19 cycle. In comparison, 1,833 Division I basketball players entered the portal during the 2020-21 cycle after totals of 1,020 in 2019-20 and 1,063 in 2018-19.