Advertisements
Latest News

Wolverines’ Big Man Wagner goes pro

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Michigan Wolverines center Moritz Wagner has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft. He made the announcement via The Players’ Tribune on Saturday.

Wagner will sign with an agent. He’s expected to be a late first-round pick in June’s draft.

Moritz Wagner is seen here going to the basket against the Villanova Wildcats in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship’s National Championship game (Getty Images)

Moritz Wagner is seen here going to the basket against the Villanova Wildcats in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship’s National Championship game (Getty Images)

The German just finished his junior season with the Wolverines. He’s 6-foot-11 and helped guide Michigan to their first NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship National Championship game appearance since 2013, before losing to the Villanova Wildcats.

He averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds this season, along with 0.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks. He also shot 39% from three-point range the past two seasons.

Wagner has the ability to space the floor like a fellow German, who will return to the NBA next season. Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki recently said he will return for his 21st season.

If Wagner is drafted in the first round, it will be the second straight year that Michigan has had a player go in the first round. Last season, D.J. Wilson was a first-round draft pick, as he was the 17th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Wolverines could potentially have a third first-round draft pick in the past two drafts if redshirt soph. Charles Matthews declares for the draft. Right now, he has not made a decision.

Wagner has averaged double figures in points the past two seasons. Besides the 14.6 average this season, he averaged 12.1 points last season.

In 107 career games in Ann Arbor, Mich., he averaged 10.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per contest.

Advertisements

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

 

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

 

©2007-2018 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

About Anthony Caruso III (8432 Articles)
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.