The title of "College Basketball's Most-Hated Player" is an honorable one. The title has been held by guys like Allen Iverson, Joakim Noah, Christian Laettner, Tyler Hansbrough and J.J. Redick, among others.
Lately, it's been held by Grayson Allen. The Duke star probably still holds it, too.
A German forward out of the Big Ten is starting to creep up on many peoples' lists, though. On the lists of Ohio State fans, he's probably No. 1.
Meet Moritz Wagner, a 6-foot-11 forward out of Europe. He's one of the best players in the Big Ten, averaging 14.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1 steal a game.
The German talent is an emotional one. Everyone watching today's Ohio State-Michigan game saw that.
There was one "hatable" play that stood out. It happened late in the second half. Check it out:
Flexing after an and-1 is a common move for basketball stars. Typically, though, it happens after a hard foul, or maybe even an and-1 dunk. It usually does not happen when you're lightly slap-fouled by an undersized guard on a finger-roll layup.
Still, Wagner decided to go for it. And good for him, really. It was an emotional game - it was Senior Day - and Wagner's performance helped lead Michigan to a huge win.
But that move - and the rest of his game - has him creeping up on "most-hated players" lists. Ohio State fans certainly have him up there.
Wagner will soon be a player for NBA fans to hate. The 6-foot-11 forward is an ideal NBA prospect.
NBADraft.net currently has Wagner going No. 30 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft.