Moe Wagner
MVP Moe Wagner reacts after making a three-point basket in the second half against the Purdue Boilermakers during the championship game of the Big 10 Basketball Tournament

Michigan standout junior Moe Wagner has announced that he will forgo his final season with the Wolverines and will enter the 2018 NBA Draft. He has decided to hire an agent for the 2018 NBA Draft. Wagner was expected to make this decision after an impressive junior year that ended in heartbreak with a loss to the Villanova Wildcats in the 2018 National Championship. The stretch forward who is a native of Germany will begin his NBA dream.

Moe Wager hopes to follow in the footsteps of NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki who is also a native German. Wager even included a German phrase that he got from a Dirk poster that translates to “All dreams are crazy. Until they come true.” The talented overseas talent considered making the jump after his sophomore season but ultimately stayed at Michigan after being told he was likely a late second round pick at best. Wagner then decided that it would be best if he stayed with the Wolverines for his third year.

The decision would pay off and after a stellar junior year, Wagner averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. He is now considered a possible first-round pick after the improvements he showed in his junior year. Wagner talked a lot about how hard it was for him to leave Michigan, but ultimately it was time to realize his dream. The near seven-footer will soon hear his name called on draft night and his dream will finally not sound so crazy. Wagner will be joining the NBA and that dream will be a reality for Moe Wagner.


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