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Michigan forward D.J. Wilson declares for NBA Draft, doesn’t hire agent

Wilson is coming of breakout junior year

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Michigan junior forward D.J. Wilson announced his intentions to test the NBA Draft waters on Monday. Wilson released a statement on Twitter early Monday afternoon, stating that he would put his name into the NBA Draft without hiring an agent.

Wilson, a Sacramento, California native, was a surprise this season after playing just 4.8 minutes per game as a freshman and 6.6 minutes per game as a sophomore. He came out of the gates fast as a junior and finished the season averaging 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

Listed at 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds, Wilson has the athleticism to compete at either forward position. He also shot 53.8 percent from the field on the year and can step outside, having shot 37.3 percent from behind the arc this season.

Wilson has room to develop and more shots will be available at Michigan this season, but at 21 years old, it’s not a bad idea for Wilson to capitalize off Michigan’s momentum from their Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament run.

He is most likely just looking to get a read on how scouts see him and how he competes against the rest of the potential draftees. It’s probable that Wilson is going with the Nigel Hayes route, learning what he needs to work on and coming back to help lead Michigan in 2018-19.