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D.J. Wagner

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-3WT: 175
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.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 to mid first round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft

Videos

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2024 Shooting Guards

  1. Dalton Knecht – 6-6 – Tennessee
  2. Reed Sheppard – 6-3 – Kentucky
  3. Stephon Castle – 6-6 – UConn
  4. Ja’Kobe Walter – 6-5 – Baylor
  5. Johnny Furphy – 6-9 – Kansas (Australia)
  6. Kyshawn George – 6-8 – Miami (Switzerland)
  7. Devin Carter – 6-3 – Providence
  8. Jared McCain – 6-3 – Duke
  9. Kevin McCullar Jr. – 6-6 – Kansas
  10. Antonio Reeves – 6-6 – Kentucky
  11. Kam Jones – 6-4 – Marquette
  12. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Wake Forest
  13. D.J. Wagner – 6-3 – Kentucky
  14. Ajay Mitchell 6-5 – UC Santa Barbara
  15. Adama Bal – 6-7 – Santa Clara (France)
  16. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  17. Wooga Poplar – 6-5 – Miami
  18. Thierry Darlan – 6-6 – G League Ignite (Senegal)
  19. Matthew Cleveland – 6-7 – Miami
  20. Cam Spencer – 6-4 – UConn
  21. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  22. Pelle Larsson – 6-5 – Arizona (Sweden)
  23. Judah Mintz – 6-4 – Syracuse
  24. Jaxson Robinson – 6-7 – BYU
  25. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – UNC
  26. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  27. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  28. Johnell Davis – 6-4 – Florida Atlantic
  29. Caleb Love – 6-3 – Arizona
  30. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  31. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  32. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  33. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  34. Jordan Longino – 6-7 – Villanova
  35. Will Richard – 6-5 – Florida
  36. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall