Franz Wagner was born on August 27, 2001 in his hometown of Berlin, Germany. He is an American professional basketball player who is 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 meters) tall and weighs 220 pounds (100 kilograms). He plays the small forward position.
Location: F (No. 22)
Height: 2.06 meters / 6 feet 9
Team: Orlando Magic
School: University of Michigan
Draft: the 8th pick in the first round of 2021
Salary this season: $5.01 million
In college, he studied at the University of Michigan (sophomore season) and played 14 games in double figures and 4 games with 20+ games, averaging 13.0 points and 6.3 rebounds, the team’s highest 30 steals and the second best 23 blocks.
The eighth pick in the 2021 NBA draft was selected by the Orlando Magic. Wagner is a decisive scorer, he launched an attack the moment he received the pass; he is an excellent three-point shooter, he can catch and shoot with the ball, whether it is throwing or hooking at the basket, etc. It feels softer. He also has “universal glue”-like offensive skills, keeping the ball moving at all times, running, pick-and-roll, and air cuts. But his physical fitness is average, he lacks a certain degree of speed and explosive power, and his center of gravity is high. He needs to get stronger and try more physical confrontation in order to fully realize his potential on both ends of the offense and defense.