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Franz Wagner

Draft Day with Franz Wagner

This episode of From The Heart follows Franz Wagner on draft day sharing his journey from Berlin to the Orlando Magic. Franz’s path to the NBA was an unconventional one as he faced tough times playing overseas. He tells of how his parents were separated by the Berlin wall, and shares the importance of carrying himself the right way as many new eyes will be on him as he reaches the NBA.

“Once you get drafted the real work really starts”

Franz Wagner

About the series

From The Heart follows NBA prospects as they prepare for their draft day. Lifelong dreams become a reality as these young athletes share their struggle. Every obstacle they have conquered brings them to this momentous occasion. The prospects come from all over the world, each with their own battle scars, but tonight is when they realize all the perseverance paid off.