Moe Wagner passes on NBA Draft, will return to Michigan

Posted at 2:28 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 19:51:41-04

Moe Wagner is returning to Michigan.

The forward is pulling his name out of the NBA Draft and will play his junior season at U-M.

"I would've hated myself if I'd found myself in the D-League next year. I would rather play in college," Wagner told

"I could've gone undrafted -- which I don't believe," Wagner said. "There was definitely enough interest that I would've been drafted. I could've gone early second round or I could've gone between 20 and 30. But I wasn't in the top 20 for sure. So, it was very, very risky."

After declaring for the Draft over six weeks ago, Wagner made the decision to stay in Ann Arbor over the weekend, according to the team.

“Moe had an extraordinary experience with this process, one that opened his eyes to what he needs to do next for his development,” Michigan coach John Beilein said via statement.