Well there is some worry about Mo going back to Germany but games like today could have him going direct to NBA. Ford is moving him into the back third of the 1st round...where DJ already was. I know the media tend to overreact to 1 game here or there but for those of us watching closely - despite the relative slump the past few weeks - we could see Mo's potential. These performances just show everyone else in the national audience. Doing it vs some NBA type athletes from Louisville also will open some eyes.
I am enjoying this run but in the back of my head I see two guys @ 6'10ish which the modern NBA is built around. When DJ broke the press with 2 minutes left and dribbled nearly the whole length of the court it reminded me of something Webber did back in the early 90s. He has some good handles for a big man. Yes he needs to bulk up, "get tougher" for the NBA, yada yada but NBA drafts on potential and you can't develop size.
Ford also said last week Wilson is "50/50" on returning. With that size, outside game, and athleticism a touch above Mo, he was the one I was more worried about but Mo is again a guy built for the NBA with his outside game.
So we might need to strike while the iron is hot here. Insert "but but but they'd develop so much better in the NCAA than NBA" here.
Wagner ranked No. 40 in our Top 100 coming into tourney. Will be in the 20s when we update on Monday. DJ Wilson also helped himself a lot— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) March 19, 2017
UM’s Moritz Wagner made A LOT of $ today. Huge game v Louisville athletes big deal for scouts. Skilled, 6-11, mobile, can shoot it, just 19— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) March 19, 2017