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Moe Wagner withdraws name from NBA Draft, returns to Michigan

The forward will return to Ann Arbor for his junior season.

Michigan forward Moritz Wagner's fate has been sealed for the upcoming season.

That fate will be in Ann Arbor for at least one more year.

The U-M basketball program announced on Twitter that Wagner will be returning to the program for one more season.

"The mission is to lead this team and to win," Wagner told MGoBlue. "I want to win the Big Ten again. Winning the Big Ten Tournament whetted my appetite; I wanted more. It's a little early to talk about a national championship, but we go into every game with the mentality of being able to win it. We have so many players who can step up this year, and I want to step up my game and be more consistent and lead by example the way (captains) Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin did for me.

"You've got to shoot for the moon if you want to be successful."

Wagner also told MGoBlue that there was definite interest from NBA teams around the league. However, there was also no certainty that he would be a top-20 pick in the draft, which prompted Wagner to decide to return to school. A decision, he says, that was made last weekend.

Wagner finished the 2016-17 season averaging 12.1 points and 4.16 points per game.


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