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.
My first time seeing eighth grader DJ Wagner, son of NJ legend Dajuan Wagner, over the weekend at @BBallspotlight for @TeamFinalHoops
Wagner has tremendous skill and plays with high assertiveness. He's long, quick, and a threat to score at all three levels. pic.twitter.com/p92H84FZzY
— Martin S. (@marsoaries) January 29, 2019
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.