Franz Wagner is formally headed for the NBA, because the University of Michigan sophomore informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that he can be entering the 2021 draft after a powerful exhibiting on this yr’s March Madness event.
Wagner wrote about his choice in The Players’ Tribune, admitting that he was “feeling a lot of emotions” due to how a lot he liked enjoying at Michigan. But whereas it was a “tough decision,” finally, the 19-year-old German mentioned that it was the fitting choice for him to make.
“I’m hopeful, more than anything — as playing in the NBA has been a big dream of mine,” Wagner wrote. “It’s something I’ve been working extremely hard for. And after talking with my coaches and my family, I know it’s something I’m ready for.”
This season, Wagner established himself as among the best defensive prospects in school, as he helped the Wolverines attain the Elite Eight whereas averaging 12.5 factors, six rebounds and three.5 assists per recreation. Before declaring, he was ESPN’s highest-ranked undeclared prospect and lots of count on him to be a lottery decide on this yr’s draft.
Assuming Wagner is drafted, he’ll change into the second member of his household to achieve the NBA. His brother, Moe Wagner, at the moment performs for the Orlando Magic.