Prospect Watch: DJ Wagner, Class of 2023

DJ Wagner

Eighth-grader D.J. Wagner has established himself as a top prospect in his class nationally. Wagner’s name doesn’t only ring bells because he’s the son of Camden, New Jersey legend, Dajuan Wagner. His game does that on its own.

His length and cat-like quickness with the ball are the first things that stood out as I watched DJ for the first time last weekend. He has a towering size for a guard which doesn’t hinder his mobility whatsoever. DJ beats defenders decisively off the dribble and reacts well to traffic on the move. He showed a consistent spin move that is hard to stop.

Going downhill seems to come naturally for DJ and while I didn’t see too many jump shots, the ones he took were taken with conviction.

Wagner is going to be a force in the New Jersey high school ranks in the coming years.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries


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