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Assigned Reading: Michigan’s Moritz Wagner acclimates to America

Moritz Wagner

Moritz Wagner


Michigan freshman forward Moritz “Moe” Wagner will be one of the most intriguing newcomers to track this season because of his relative lack of experience against American competition. The 6-foot-10 German came to America to play his college basketball after a stint playing with a Euroleague junior team for Alba Berlin, a German professional basketball club.

While Wagner needs to adapt to the American style of play, he’s also tremendously skilled, as he possesses the perimeter skills in a big man that head coach John Beilein covets.

MLive’s Brendan F. Quinn, one of the better college hoops beat writers in the country, does a tremendous job on this profile of Wagner and there’s a lot of amusing anecdotes in here as we learn about the new Wolverines freshman. There’s also a rather candid exchange regarding what was going through Wagner’s mind when he decided to come to America for college.

You can find Quinn’s full story on Wagner here.