CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2021 NBA Draft.
COLLEGE CAPSULE: Appeared and started in 55 career games during two seasons (2019-21) at the University of Michigan, averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.1 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.25 stlpg. in 31.2 minpg., while shooting .835 (111-133) from the free throw line…As a freshman (2019-20), played and started in 27 games, averaging 11.6 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.26 stlpg. in 30.7 minpg….Named to the 2019-20 Big Ten All-Freshman Team and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times…As a sophomore (2020-21), played and started in all 28 games, averaging 12.5 ppg., 6.5 rpg., 3.0 apg., 1.25 stlpg. and 1.04 blkpg. in 31.7 minpg., while shooting .835 (66-79) from the free throw line…Ranked in the top three on the team in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals (led the team) and blocks…Named to the 2020-21 All-Big Ten Second Team by the coaches and Third Team by the media, helping the Wolverines capture the Big Ten regular season title and reach the Elite Eight at the NCAA Tournament…Named one of 10 semifinalists for the Jerry West Award, given to the nation’s top shooting guard.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2018-19: Played on a dual contract with Alba Berlin (BBL) and SSV Iok Bernau in Germany…Named the BBL’s Best Young Player, which goes to the league’s most valuable player who is under age 22 and has German nationality.
Full name is Franz Jacob Wagner…Name pronounced VOG-ner…A native of Berlin, Germany…Son of Beate Wagner and Axel Schulz...Brother, Moritz, is currently a member of the Magic…Majored in organizational studies while at Michigan…Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2020-21...You can follow him on Twitter: @franzboogie and on Instagram: @franz_weasley.