UNC’s Paxson Wojcik at center of Kylie Jenner dating rumor

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UNC guard Paxson Wojcik found himself in a precarious situation when he was asked about a baseless rumor alleging Kylie Jenner slid into his DMs in the midst of March Madness.
Wojcik — who has an NIL deal with SKIMS, the clothing brand founded by Jenner’s older sister Kim Kardashian — appeared to entertain being linked to Jenner during a postgame interview after one of the Tar Heels’ NCAA Tournament wins last week.
“What do you have to say about rumors that Kylie slid into your DMs?” the reporter said in a video obtained by TMZ.
6 Paxson Wojcik #8 of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates as Harrison Ingram #55 looks on against the Wagner Seahawks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 21, 2024 in Charlotte, NC. Getty Images
6 Kylie Jenner is seen on March 21, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. GC Images
“I can’t speak on it either,” the 23-year-old Wojcik said, smiling. “No comment. Hey, we’re out to LA next week, though.”
That’s when the reporter quipped, “And you know what, the Jenners live in LA.”
Wojcik then looked back at the camera, laughing, and said, “No comment.”
6 Kylie Jenner attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. WireImage
6 Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet at Arthur Ashe Stadium during the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center US Open Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York on Sept. 10, 2023. Larry Marano/Shutterstock
The reporter claimed in the video that “there was a story going on on social media” that Jenner — who is currently dating actor Timothee Chalamet — had messaged Wojcik, however, there is no previous report stating that.
Wojcik’s teammate also said he had “no comment” when asked about it.
On Monday, a manager for the senior guard confirmed that his client had not been in contact with Jenner and called his response inappropriate.
6 Michigan State Spartans guard Jaden Akins (3) dribbles against North Carolina Tar Heels guard Paxson Wojcik (8) in the second round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at the Spectrum Center on March 23, 2024. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
TJ Beisner told TMZ that Wojcik “has not spoken with Kylie” and the UNC guard “now realizes he was inappropriate with his joking.”
Sources close to the situation said Jenner never contacted Wojcik, according to the outlet.
Kardashian revealed the SKIMS All-Stars campaign last month, which featured six basketball players ahead of the 2024 NCAA tournament: Wojcik, UConn’s Donovan Clingan, Kansas’ Hunter Dickinson, Kentucky’s Robert Dillingham, Arizona’s Caleb Love and Duke’s Jared McCain.
6 North Carolina guard Paxson Wojcik (8) celebrates a play against Michigan State during the first half of the NCAA tournament West Region second round at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
Wojcik posted the SKIMS pics on his Instagram page, along with a photo of himself and Travis Scott — the father of Jenner’s 6-year-old daughter Stormi and 2-year-old son Aire — which was taken last October when the rapper surprised the UNC men’s basketball team during a practice at Dean Smith Center.
North Carolina is a Jordan Brand school and its athletics programs are supplied with gear and sneakers from Jumpman, as UNC is Michael Jordan’s alma mater.
The No. 1 seeded Tar Heels will face No. 4 Alabama in the Sweet 16 at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday, after an 85-69 second-round win over Michigan State.

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