Sophomore wing Franz Wagner is ready to make a giant leap.
After a freshman campaign that saw the highly-touted recruit from Germany average 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, the hype is understandably high coming into his second season. Despite having some rough patches early, the tape teases tantalizing potential from Wagner, who possesses tremendous skill and upside on the offensive side of the floor. To look at what can be expected from Wagner in his sophomore campaign, The Daily broke down film to take a closer look at his game.
During the 2018-19 season, though, Cliff Keen became one of the hottest spots on campus each gameday morning. Fresh off a national championship game appearance, the program saw more season ticket purchases than ever before. Cliff Keen’s wristband policy became common knowledge, and scores of fans would line up outside each gameday morning, regardless of the weather or Michigan’s opponent.
Assistant coach Phil Martelli admitted that the uncertainty of whether or not this season would be played at all prevented the team from fully locking into summer workouts, though the NCAA’s announcement in mid-September that a season would in fact be played helped to flip the switch
It’s no secret that Michigan has been the beneficiary of stellar point guard play in the past decade. Between National Player of the Year Trey Burke, Derrick Walton, Jr. and Zavier Simpson, the team has brought in and developed a series of talented guards to man its offense.
Over the course of the past few months, Nunez has garnered a significant amount of fame and attention on the wildly popular video-sharing platform TikTok. He boasts nearly 650,000 followers on his verified account, where he posts videos of him playing basketball, dancing and performing comedy skits.