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13 - Moritz Wagner

6-11, 240 Power Forward/Center
Michigan Junior
Birthday
04/26/97 (22.6 yrs)
Hometown
Berlin, Germany
High School
ALBA Berlin
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
8
Potential
7
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Kelly Olynyk

Strengths: A protoypical pick-and-pop big man, Wagner has a great combination of size and skill … Shot 39% from 3 his last year at UM, a great number for a 6’11" guy … Crafty scorer who can get open looks and get creative both around the rim and on the perimeter … Faceup 4 with decent handles and a really good first step at 6’11"… Runs the floor well in transition, creating a lot of opportunities at the rim in those situations … Efficient player who shot 53% or better each year of college … Patient inside with a variety of post moves … Quick hands that allow him to strip the ball when playing help defense … Good feel for the game, provides leadership and instinctiveness on the floor … Shows a lot of determination … Not a great athlete but has shown the ability to hold his own when isolated on the perimeter against Big Ten guards … Good hands and pick-and-pop threat make him ideal pick-and-roll big … Deadly spin move when finishing at the rim …

Weaknesses: What may have worked with his faceup game in college will likely be much more easily neutralized in the pros as defenders are quicker and longer … Not a great rim protector and not really athletic or quick enough to defend the 4 either … May be neutralized to merely a stretch big at the next level … Average rebounder for a 6’11" guy … Does not project to offer a lot of versatility at the next level besides being a big guy who can shoot and occasionally score inside … For a 40% 3point shooter, he surprisingly struggles from the FT line at below 70% …

Overall: Wagner has upside as a deadly shooter with great size and a developing faceup game, but against quicker, more athletic competition, he may struggle to get looks both inside and out or offer much outside of shooting…

Notes: Measured: 6′ 10.5” barefoot,  6′ 11.5” in shoes, 241.4 lbs, 7′ 0” wingspan,  9′ 0” standing reach, 6.75% body fat,  9.00 inch hand length at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine …

Jacob Stallard 6/11/18

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