Michigan’s Moe Wagner enters NBA draft, skips senior season

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Moe Wagner has decided to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft.

The Michigan big man announced his plans Saturday with an essay written for The Players’ Tribune.

Wagner is projected as a second-round pick, although bigs tend to climb the board as we get closer to the draft, especially if they have good workouts for teams.

Wagner helped the Wolverines reach the NCAA finals earlier this month, earning a spot on the Final Four All-Tournament team. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound German forward, who idolizes Dallas Mavericks superstar and countryman Dirk Nowitzki, entered his name in the draft last year and later withdrew it to stay in school for his junior season.

He averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and made .394 percent of his 3-point shots last season.