German wing Franz Wagner announced today that he will continue his basketball career at Michigan.
“We are extremely excited to announce Franz has committed to join the University of the Michigan in the fall,” Juwan Howard said in a prepared statement. “Franz gives us another talented guard with size who possesses a wonderful basketball IQ and a growing skillset that could be impactful for us right away.”
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity,” said Wagner. “I cannot wait to get on campus and meet everybody.”
Wagner is the second commitment in Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class, joining four-star guard Cole Bajema.
Franz is the brother of former Michigan big man Moritz Wagner. He’d been weighing the decision to sign a professional contract with Alba Berlin — one of the top clubs in Germany — or play college basketball in the United States. The opportunity to follow in his brother’s footsteps at Michigan won out in the end.
Here’s our full rundown of Wagner’s commitment including stats, video, shot charts, scouting notes, roster fit and outlook.