By: Will Burchfield
Michigan’s Moe Wagner made waves last month when he announced he would enter his name into the 2017 NBA draft.
It came with a caveat, of course.
By not hiring an agent, Wagner retained the right to withdraw his name from the draft as late as May 24. It was presumed that Wagner would gauge his draft stock at the NBA combine, currently underway in Chicago, before making a decision on his future.
Prospects have been doing interviews with team executives over the past few days and Wagner reportedly met with the Pistons.
But the more noteworthy news is this: if Wagner doesn’t get the sense he’ll be a first-round pick in next month’s draft, he’ll return to Michigan for his junior season.
The 6’11 Wagner made strides in the 2016-17 season, averaging 12.1 points per game and shooting 39.5 percent from three. He is widely projected as a late first-round selection.
Fellow Wolverine D.J. Wilson is also at the combine, although a quad injury has kept him out of the five-on-five workouts, per the Detroit News. Like Wagner, Wilson has until May 24 to decide whether he will officially enter the draft.
The NBA draft is scheduled for June 22.