It wasn’t the most surprising news of the 2020 offseason, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Franz Wagner is coming back to Michigan for his sophomore season.
Wagner received feedback from the NBA’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee but stopped short of declaring for the draft and testing the waters. After starting 27 games as a freshman, Wagner will enter the 2020-21 season as an expected breakout star.
What does Wagner’s return mean? What’s next for his game, and where does he fit with the rest of Michigan’s roster? Here’s a deep dive into his freshman year, his 3-point shooting, and an optimal development path for his future.