Franz Wagner

Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized as of 7/29/21.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 220
College: Michigan
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 8/27/2001

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
Adequate shooter
Solid playmaker
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Solid athlete
Good motor


Streaky shooter
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.


RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftSite Profile

Freep’s Article Mentions That Franz Wagner Is Moritz’s Younger Brother

ESPN’s Article on Wagner in the U18 European Championships

Games Scouted:

11/27/19 Michigan vs. Iowa State

12/3/19 Michigan vs. Louisville

7/31/19 Germany vs. Russia

1/12/21 Michigan vs. Wisconsin

3/28/21 Michigan vs. Florida State

3/30/21 Michigan vs. UCLA

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