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Daily Brews: Moe Wagner and Germany fighting for Olympic bid

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The former Wolverine is vying for the Olympics.

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The Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan begin at the end of the month, and former Michigan Wolverine Moe Wagner is fighting to punch his ticket to the prestigious athletic event.

Wagner had six points and two rebounds in 10 minutes of play in a 86-76 semifinals win over Croatia. Germany went on a 30-13 run to pull away from the host team and continue their race for an Olympics spot.

The former Wolverine’s impact was not as large as the past two games of the tournament, as he has scored in the double-digits in wins over Mexico and Russia.

Germany heads to the finals of the Croatia split to face Brazil today at 1:30 p.m. EST, a team coming off a monster 102-74 win over Mexico. The winner heads to Tokyo, while the loser is knocked out of contention.

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Meanwhile, incoming freshman Caleb Houstan played well for Team Canada in Latvia as Canada topped Lithuana 80-71. Houstan dropped a team-high 18 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the group stage win. He was a respectable 7-of-20 from the field but was only 3-of-11 from behind the arch.

Canada is in a group with Japan, Senegal, and Lithuania. The group stage continues today in Latvia as the Team Canada takes on Team Japan early this morning.

Houstan was the crown jewel of the Wolverines No. 1 recruiting class in the country. The 6-foot-8 forward is known for his excellent shooting skills, which earned him the No. 7 overall ranking in the 2021 class.

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