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Michigan Forward Franz Wagner Declares for NBA Draft

University of Michigan sophomore forward Franz Wagner announced on Tuesday he will enter the 2021 NBA draft and plans to sign with an agent.

Wagner is widely considered a potential first-round pick and an elite defensive prospect after helping lead Michigan to a Big Ten regular-season title. The German international, whose brother Moe currently plays for the Magic, averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds on 47% shooting last season.

In a column with The Players' Tribune, Wagner said the decision to attend Michigan, rather than play professionally in Germany, was "the best decision I ever made.