D.J. Wagner

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-3WT: 165
BORN: NAYEAR: HSsr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Son of Dajuan Wagner, D.J. is following in his father’s footsteps as a scoring machine that can get buckets on anyone. He’s lightening quick with the ball and excels at taking his man off the dribble and getting to the rim. He’s an early favorite to be a lottery pick in 2024 and has the potential to land in the top 3…he’s that good.

Wagner is a bit undersized as a scoring guard at about 6-2 or 6-3.

He’s a pure scorer who can fill it up from 3 levels and is very advanced for his age.

He’s got great ball handling about and a lot of shake. He’s got a lightening quick crossover and good burst with the ball and can get into the lane. His overall feel on the offensive end is very advanced. He knows when to take it to the rim, when to pull up from mid range or use the floater and when to dish the rock.

Wagner is clearly one of the top prospects in his class and will be fun to watch over the next season on his way to the NBA.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

lottery pick in the 2024 NBA Draft

Videos

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2024 Shooting Guards

  1. D.J. Wagner – 6-3 – Kentucky
  2. Simeon Wilcher – 6-4 – North Carolina
  3. Ja’Kobe Walter – 6-5 – Baylor
  4. JJ Starling – 6-4 – Notre Dame
  5. Scotty Middleton – 6-6 – Ohio State
  6. Chris Livingston – 6-5 – Kentucky 
  7. Matthew Cleveland – 6-7 – Florida State
  8. Mikey Williams – 6-2 – Memphis
  9. Adama Bal – 6-6 – France
  10. Jordan Hawkins – 6-5 – UConn
  11. Kobe Bufkin – 6-4 – Michigan
  12. Terrance Arceneaux – 6-6 – Houston
  13. Will Richard – 6-5 – Florida
  14. LeBron James Jr. – 6-3 – Akron, OH
  15. Collin Chandler – 6-4 – BYU
  16. Jordan Longino – 6-7 – Villanova
  17. Manny Obaseki – 6-4 – Texas A&M
  18. Brandin Podziemski – 6-5 – Santa Clara
  19. Chris Lockett – 6-5 – New Orleans, LA