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Daily Brews: Franz Wagner explains what he’ll bring to Orlando Magic

Highlights from Wagner’s introductory presser, and more.

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Former Michigan Basketball standout Franz Wagner was drafted with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night by the Orlando Magic.

At his introductory press conference with Orlando, Wagner described the type of player he is and what he’ll bring to a Magic franchise that desperately needs to get back on the right track.

“A lot of versatility, someone that always wants to learn, always wants to get better, is never satisfied,” Wagner said. I’m going to work my butt off in Orlando to become the best basketball player I can be and impact the team’s game as much as possible.”

When it comes to the type of traits he’ll exhibit right out of the gate for Orlando, Wagner pointed to his ability to score. “I think I can score the ball really well. I also think I can pass really well and make decisions and create for other people. At least I hope I can do that in the NBA,” Wagner said. “I think shooting is going to be really important for me at the next level and showing that I can spread the floor.”

As far as the legacy Wagner wants to have in the NBA, he’d like to play a while and be considered a hard worker. “I want to be known as a great teammate and someone that goes about his business like a professional, comes in early and gets his work done and is never satisfied with himself,” Wagner said. “I want to have the same kind of work ethic that I have now, even in 15 years, however my career goes. I hope I can improve every day and even do that in the next couple years.”

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