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Michigan basketball announces signing of German forward Moritz Wagner

Michigan basketball made the addition of German forward Moritz Wagner official on Friday.

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The University of Michigan basketball program has gone international, officially.

John Beilein announced on Friday in a statement that his program has officially signed German forward Moritz Wagner to an LOI for the 2015-16 academic year.

"Moe is a long and versatile player," said Beilein in a statement. "He has a great understanding of the game with a tremendous upside. As a product of Germany, he has always played against men five to even 10 years older than him, which has only helped his growth as a player. As he continues in his development, Moe's skill and athleticism will allow him to eventually play multiple positions for us. He just turned 18 years old, so we are excited about his potential. Moe's engaging personality and passion for the game will make him a very valuable asset to our team now and in the years to come."

Moritz, a six-foot-10 native of Berlin, played in 18 games in his second season with ALBA Berlin. He averaged 16.8 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal per game. He also finished the 2014-15 season shooting 56% from the field and 72% from the free-throw line. Moritz also participated in the 2015 NBBL All-Star game scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds.