German wing Franz Wagner is set to announce his college decision soon.
The Alba Berlin wing’s season ended on Sunday afternoon when Bayern Munich completed a three-game sweep in the German finals. A decision from Wagner is expected in the coming days.
He told Morgen Post that he’ll announce his decision — either Michigan or Alba Berlin — soon, possibly during the series (Google Translated).
Everyone agrees that his path is most likely to lead into the NBA, the best league in the world. Disagreement however, how best to get there. He himself, he says, does not know yet, but he wants to announce it very soon, “maybe even during the series. I hope that will work until Friday “.
Wagner started and scored 14 points on perfect shooting in the second leg of the championship series — arguably his best performance of the season. He also told reporters that he’s up to 6-foot-9 now as he continues to grow:
Alba has made him a contract offer, but now he really wants to become professional and then maybe only play basketball for 20 years? Or is he taking his time in the US, getting to know the campus, a different culture? The 17-year-old Franz Wagner is in exactly this dilemma. As if to emphasize this, he gives a second answer to the question of his size. “Six-nine,” he says. Six feet, nine inches, that’s also 2.04 meters. That’s the way the Americans speak.
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