Michigan’s Mo Wagner is a joyful matchup nightmare

The Michigan Wolverines are a balanced team without a true star. Talent runs deep with this group, and it thrives because they have versatile talent across the board. But that doesn’t mean that nobody in maize and blue is capable of taking over a game.

If there’s one player to spotlight for their upcoming matchup(s), though, it would be center Moritz Wagner. It has been a weird ride for Wagner to get to the Final Four. The German-born athlete didn’t even see the initial email from head coach John Beilein because it was in a spam folder, according to NBC Sports. Oops. But once he was able to locate the message, he became the perfect big for a program that has historically stacked its frontcourt with athletic players.

Wagner is 6’10, and can really move as an inside-out player. He can step outside and hit a shot from deep, or use all his 245 pounds to finish in the paint. He’s a two-way threat, and few in all of college hoops can compare.

Wagner is an NBA-type center

Wagner’s versatility will give him first-round looks in the NBA Draft if he chooses to forgo his final year of eligibility. He’s shooting 61 percent from two-point range this year, and 40 percent from three-point

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2018/3/31/17182366/mo-wagner-creates-michigans-biggest-mismatch-in-the-final-four

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