Shattering expectations would be an understatement for the Michigan men’s basketball team in the 2017-18 season.
After a 26-12 record in 2016-17 that ended in a heartbreaking Sweet Sixteen loss to Oregon, the Wolverines lost three valuable starters in Derrick Walton, D.J. Wilson and Zak Irvin. They were supposed to spend this season retooling, with a solid recruiting class waiting in the wings.
Moritz Wagner’s time at Michigan has come to an end.
In an article for The Players’ Tribune, the junior forward announced his intentions to sign with an agent and declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.
“This wasn’t an easy decision for me,” Wagner wrote. “I know people always say that, and maybe it sounds like they don’t 100 percent mean it. But I’m telling you guys — the idea of leaving Michigan, of leaving this community, is really tough. This place has really started to feel like home.