The 19-year-old Franz Wagner will play for Orlando in the NBA – only seven basketball players were selected in the draft before him. Number one was Cade Cunningham.
Basketball talent Franz Wagner was selected in the eighth position in the draft of the North American professional league NBA. The Orlando Magic decided on the 19-year-old Berliner, who was drawn next to Detlef Schrempf in 1985 as the earliest native German in NBA history.
Wagner’s older brother Moritz had already played for Orlando last season. “Franzi, I don’t know what to say. This is amazing, you deserve it. You dream about it all your life. I’m speechless, I am enjoying the moment, I love you, «said national player Moritz Wagner, who is currently at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in a video message.