NBA Draft Recap: Michigan Wolverines

It was another solid showing for the Michigan Wolverines during the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
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Once the dust settled Thursday night following the 2021 NBA Draft, four Wolverines would emerge with NBA destinations - including Franz Wagner, Isaiah Livers, Chaundee Brown and Mike Smith. 

In case you missed it, here's the full draft recap:

1. Franz Wagner, Forward

  • Round: First
  • Selection: No. 8 overall
  • Team: Orlando Magic

2. Isaiah Livers, Forward

  • Round: Second
  • Selection: No. 42 overall
  • Team: Detroit Pistons

3. Chaundee Brown, Guard

  • Round: UDFA
  • Selection: N/A
  • Team: Los Angeles Lakers

4. Mike Smith, Point Guard

  • Round: UDFA
  • Selection: N/A
  • Team: Milwaukee Bucks

For the University of Michigan, it was another solid showing in the draft - providing further proof that the basketball program has officially reached 'elite' status. 

Since 2010, Michigan leads the Big Ten Conference in draft picks with 13 overall selections and nine first-round picks.  Overall, the Wolverines have produced 28 first-round NBA draft picks all-time - good for No. 1 in the Big Ten Conference and No. 6 in college basketball.