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Michigan loses big man Moe Wagner to 2018 NBA Draft

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: Moritz Wagner #13 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half against the Loyola Ramblers during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Michigan big man Moe Wagner is heading to the 2018 NBA Draft and signing with an agent, he announced in a Players’ Tribune post on Saturday.

The 6-foot-11 German just completed his junior season with the Wolverines as he helped the team the national championship game this season. Wagner put up 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while also shooting 39 percent from three-point range in each of his last two seasons.

With his ability to space the floor and an improving overall skill level, Wagner is an intriguing NBA draft prospect after a strong month in the NCAA tournament. Currently projected as a second round pick in many mock drafts, Wagner’s ability to space the floor at the five could help him climb some draft boards if he shoots well in workouts.

This is the second consecutive season that Michigan has lost a big man early to the draft after D.J. Wilson became a first-round pick last season. The Wolverines are still awaiting the decision of redshirt sophomore wing Charles Matthews.