Moritz Wagner

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PF CFROM: Michigan
(Germany)
HT: 6-11WT: 245
BORN: 4/26/97YEAR: NAWING: 7-0REACH: 9-0

Draft Notes

A talented scorer with range, Wagner is a nice fit in today’s NBA that values spacing and shot creation. He’s a well coordinated athlete who gets up and down the floor well, plays with a lot of energy and hustle, but lacks ideal length and isn’t much of a rim protector.

Strengths

  • A very efficient scorer and talented shooter who hits a high percentage
  • Has an excellent three point shot with a high, quick release, hitting nearly 40% from downtown
  • Has great size for a perimeter oriented big man
  • Can face-up and score from mid range or take his man off the dribble
  • Takes it to the rim hard and has a quick first step
  • Plays with heart and hustle and a will to win
  • Has quick hands on defense and shows some ability to guard outside of the lane

Weaknesses

  • Lacks length and is almost non-existent as a shot blocker/rim protector
  • Will likely struggle to guard at the next level and could be a liability on D
  • A surprising poor FT shooter, considering his overall shot-making ability

Comparisons

  • Ersan Ilyasova

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick