Michigan forward and red-shirt sophomore, DJ Wilson, who came out as an elite, young talent throughout the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament, announced on Twitter that he will be entering the NBA Draft. Joining him, Michigan center, sophomore Moritz Wagner will also be entering the NBA Draft without the signing of an agent.
This does not mean that DJ Wilson and Moe Wagner are officially gone. Much like the Big Ten Player of the Year, Caleb Swanigan, they both will have until May 24 to officially declare for the NBA. They both will remain eligible for returning to their junior year if they choose to do so.
Wilson averaged 11.0 PPG and 5.3 RPG and Wagner averaged 12.1 PPG and 4.2 RPG. Wilson and Wagner were both key components to Michigan’s Big Ten title run and their success in the NCAA Tournament. Wilson being the smooth and methodical player, lifted the Wolverines when they needed a huge bucket. Whereas Wagner would provide a spark with a much needed defensive play or rebound.
If this is the last of Wilson and Wagner in a Wolverines jersey, Michigan fans across the country owe them nothing but appreciation. Alongside others, Moe and Wilson restored Michigan basketball and brought the Big Ten Title back to Ann Arbor for the first time since 1998.
We wish Moe Wagner and DJ Wilson the best of luck in their decision, and wish them nothing but the best. Go Blue!