In a fierce recruitment battle, Wofford recently landed a commitment from Jackson Paveletzke. Head Coach Jay McAuley and the Terriers landed him over his other offers that included Bryant, Southern Illinois, St. Thomas, Toledo, William & Mary, and Wisconsin-Green Bay. Paveletzke is a 6’3” senior point guard at Kimberly High School (WI) and played with the Phenom University team on the EYBL. 

Wofford had initially offered Paveletzke back this summer in June. The guard made his decision now as he was looking forward to ending his recruitment before the start of the high school season. “I had a great opportunity at my hands, and I didn’t want to pass this up.”

The commitment comes after Paveletzke took his official visit to the South Carolina school earlier this month. “I loved it,” was the first thing he said about the visit. “I got a chance to play with the guys and I fit in really well. The relationship I had with the players and coaches, there was something that really stood out. They have a great system that fits my skill set and I have the opportunity to be an impact player immediately.”  

The basketball history of Wofford also came in to play for Paveletzke’s decision. “The tradition at Wofford is great and they have had a lot of great point guards come through and I feel I can continue that legacy.” 

Paveletzke marks the second commitment in Wofford’s 2022 recruitment class. He joins Joshua Morissette, a guard from Phillips Exeter Academy (NH). 

The coaching staff at Wofford played a crucial role in landing the commitment from Paveletzke. “Their coaches have really recruited me hard. The staff at Wofford really trusts me and believes in me as a player. They have showed me why I would be a great fit at Wofford and how my style of play fits what they do. The staff has a specific plan for my future and how I can be very successful.” 

Paveletzke really emerged in his junior season at Kimberly in which he averaged 19.2 points and 6.1 assists per game to help them to a 25-3 season.