German prospect Franz Wagner hopes to follow a familial path to the NBA.
So like former Michigan star and older brother, Moritz, the younger Wagner’s journey will include a stop in Ann Arbor.
Wagner announced on Saturday he has committed to Michigan, opting to play for the Wolverines next season over staying in Germany and signing a professional contract with Alba Berlin.
"I am extremely excited about this opportunity," Wagner said in a statement. "I cannot wait to get on campus and meet everybody."
According to the Michigan basketball program, Wagner has signed a tender of financial aid for the 2019-20 academic year. Per a Michigan spokesperson, Michigan received his financial aid agreement before first-year coach Juwan Howard spoke about Wagner during a radio appearance earlier this week, meaning Howard's public comments weren't a minor NCAA violation.