Moritz Wagner was a person of the excellent Michigan basketball gamers of all time and it’s possible he won’t be the previous Wagner to don the Maize and Blue.
The identify Moritz Wagner is a person that will reside on permanently for Michigan basketball lovers as he was component of two memorable teams and a person that performed for a nationwide championship.
Having said that, Michigan basketball lovers could be fascinated to find out that it’s possible a different Wagner could appear to Ann Arbor to participate in college hoops and that is Franz Wagner, Moe’s young brother who is a basketball phenom in Germany.
Franz Wagner would be component of the 2019 recruiting course if he decides to participate in college basketball, a final decision he will make at the conclude of his qualified year with Alba Berlin. At that position, he will decide between playing professional ball, which he could do in Germany or coming to The united states to participate in college basketball as his more mature brother Moritz did.
For Moe, it naturally labored out. He was component of two Huge Ten event championship teams, two teams that produced the Sweet 16 and a person that reached the final four. His participate in also acquired him picked in the initial round of the NBA draft by the LA Lakers.
Definitely, Franz would like to participate in in the NBA sometime and while some gamers have gone from Europe to the NBA, likely to college and at some point receiving drafted is a different fantastic route.
The young Wagner is mentioned at 6-foot-7 and as a tiny forward. He averages just over 10 minutes and four factors a activity. On top of that, he shoots well from deep, connecting on 41 percent of his 3-tips.
At this position, only Stanford has provided Wagner a scholarship but Michigan basketball has shown some fascination and is a person of three universities Franz reported he would consider naming the Wolverines along with Stanford and Butler.
247 sports caught up with Wagner lately and talked about his long run and in this excerpt, he talks about his strengths as a player:
“My major strength I guess is my versatility on the offensive conclude mainly because I’m a huge wing but can nonetheless deal with the ball, shoot the ball. Capturing is a person of my major strengths, but all round reading in-activity, generating selections also defensively, when to help, when to continue to be on my dude so I consider defensively and also the size I have helps a great deal.”
The put up also talks about how Wagner isn’t ranked by 247 sports mainly because they only rank prospects that have committed, nevertheless, it also says he would be a hugely-ranked four-star prospect.
John Beilein is really particular about recruits and he likely would not offer you Wagner right up until he frequented the college or produced his intentions more distinct. But Moe undoubtedly appeared to appreciate his encounter at Michigan and Franz had fantastic points to say about UM to 247 sports:
“I’ve been there mainly because I frequented my brother and naturally he only had fantastic points to say about it. He’s just instructed me how much the fellas contend all around you and recognize you getting there and help you change to every little thing. Just from his activities, I consider it’s really intriguing when you listen to one thing like that.”
The young Wagner is just 17 a long time old so the likely is there. Having said that, when it arrives to recruiting, Michigan has some other irons in the hearth and a person player the Wolverines are hoping to land is 2020 tiny forward Micah Peavy from Texas.
Peavy is a 6-foot-5 tiny forward and proper now it would seem like his recruitment is down to Michigan and LSU, which owns both of those of his crystal ball predictions from 247 sports proper now. Peavy was provided by the Wolverines back in January and he lately talked about his visit to Michigan in an interview with the Michigan Insider ($).
Peavy has reported fantastic points about the Wolverines and he would be a welcome addition to the 2020 course which only has Zeb Jackson at this time committed. With his youth, you marvel if Wagner, if he came to the United States would be component of the 2020 course but we’ll see if he decides to appear initial.
Appropriate now, Michigan basketball is targeted on ending the year solid Saturday night at Michigan Condition, but when it arrives to the long run and recruiting, Franz Wagner and Peavy are two names to view.