Sources tell DraftExpress that D.J. Wilson is keeping his name in the 2017 NBA Draft and will not return to Michigan.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 24, 2017
The 6-foot-10, 240-pounder flashed real promise as a "3-and-D" prospect at the collegiate level last year, and his athleticism immediately jumped out every time he was on the court. However, he was also an inconsistent scoring threat, but NBA teams love his potential and versatility as a stretch-four prospect.
Wilson is projected to be a late first- or early second-round pick and said he would return to school if he doesn't think he'll be a first-round pick. This decision may mean that some team gave him a guarantee they will select him in the first round if he's available.
Michigan center Moe Wagner announced earlier today that he is withdrawing from the draft and returning to school next year, but Wilson was the player the Wolverines were most concerned about losing.
Wilson averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last season.Back to the Michigan Wolverines Newsfeed