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Los Angeles Lakers select Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Moritz Wagner with the No. 25 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Moritz Wagner with the No. 25 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Wagner averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and sot 39.4 percent from 3-point range as a junior.

He led Michigan to the National Championship game and scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a Final Four win over Loyola.

Wagner is Michigan’s eight draft pick under John Beilein since 2013 and seventh selected in the first round. He joins Nik Stauskas (8), Trey Burke (9), DJ Wilson (17), Caris Levert (20), Mitch McGary (21), Tim Hardaway Jr. (24), Glenn Robinson III (40) as recent NBA Draft picks from Michigan.

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  3. wolverheel

    Didn’t Kawhi say he wants to sign with them after his contract ends even if the Spurs don’t trade him to them this year?

    Also, people remember the Ward ankle murder, but I think I have a different favorite Wagner play…

  4. ReegsShannon

    The DraftExpress guys (now at ESPN), have him at 49th on their big board and 45th in their mock draft. They’re by far the best in the business and they evaluated him recently.

    The fact is that Mo’s frame, athleticism, length and overall defensive ability will always limit his NBA upside.

    Ha! What a dumbass!

  5. JJ3

    Luke Walton on Wagner:

    “We like his energy, his skill set, his intelligence; we like the fact that he played for a really good coach,” Walton said. “We feel like he will come in right away and help our team. We are building a culture here and he brings a lot to the table. As far as the passion he plays with, his unselfish nature, the way that he sprints the floor, all these things that we’ve seen on film and saw live a couple of times when he worked out for us. We were really excited when he was still on the board at our pick.”

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