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Franz Wagner Taken No. 8 By The Orlando Magic

The former Wolverine found his landing spot in the 2021 NBA Draft.

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The 2021 NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and Franz Wagner of the Michigan Wolverines was fortunate enough to hear his name called. He was selected at No. 8 by the Orlando Magic, leading the Big Ten in Thursday night’s Draft.

Wagner played two seasons in Ann Arbor, putting together one of the better careers in Michigan basketball history. He played in 55 total games and averaged an impressive 31.7 minutes, 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game in his final season with the Wolverines. He likewise made significant contributions en route to Michigan’s Big Ten title and Elite Eight appearance last week.

Orlando should be an exciting opportunity for Wagner. The team still lacks proven contributors and a steadfast option like Wagner should help. He’ll also get a unique opportunity to play with his brother and former Michigan star Moritz Wagner, who recently moved to Orlando. Fans have to be excited about what’s to come for Wagner at his new destination.