Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized as of 7/29/21.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 10
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2021 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 8 by the Orlando Magic
Solid scorer off the dribble
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Does not draw enough free throws
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Can be foul prone
Can be too inconsistent in games
Franz Wagner is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and pass the basketball. As he is the younger brother of Moritz Wagner, Franz Wagner played very well in his role overseas in the BBL in Germany as well as in the Eurocup prior to enrolling at Michigan to play in college basketball.
Wagner had a good sophomore season, and he showed a solid set of all-around skills this year. He led his team to 11 straight wins to start the year, as his team collected wins over Minnesota, Northwestern, and Wisconsin. He scored 13 points, and had 10 rebounds and 5 assists in his team’s impressive Sweet 16 win over Florida State. On the downside, he shot the ball poorly in a loss to UCLA in the Elite Eight. Regardless, Wagner is an skilled, versatile forward that currently projects to be a lottery pick in the 2021 draft.
Freep’s Article Mentions That Franz Wagner Is Moritz’s Younger Brother
ESPN’s Article on Wagner in the U18 European Championships
11/27/19 Michigan vs. Iowa State
12/3/19 Michigan vs. Louisville
1/12/21 Michigan vs. Wisconsin
3/28/21 Michigan vs. Florida State
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