Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported the team's decision.
Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher was one of the first to discuss a late rise up draft boards earlier in the day Thursday:
Ric Bucher @RicBucher
Outside of the top 5 craziness, word is the player who could wreak mock-draft havoc is Michigan's DJ Wilson, jumping from 20s to teens.2017-6-22 19:29:27
There was plenty more discussion once the Bucks pulled the trigger:
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Wilson was No. 2 on my Bucks board. Ended up with Bam Adebayo on my mock, but Wilson’s a tremendous player for them to pick up.2017-6-23 01:20:23
Steven Barnhart @HWHoopsCentral
Drafting length is still the motto in MIL. DJ Wilson with a 7'3" wingspan. Will be able to have time to develop as needed. Upside pick.2017-6-23 01:23:04
Reid Forgrave @ReidForgrave
No. 17, Milwaukee, DJ Wilson. A late-blooming stretch four. He can really shoot it, and plays decent D. Grade: B+2017-6-23 01:23:38
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Wilson definitely seems like a Bucks type guy. Defends a couple different positions. Fits in. Can stretch the floor.2017-6-23 01:21:06
Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel
Bucks pull a minor surprise, take D.J. Wilson of Michigan. Many NBA teams had him as a late first-round pick, not mid-first.2017-6-23 01:26:35
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
D.J. Wilson is a prospect I liked a lot more watching him play than looking at his statistics. We'll see which view was right.2017-6-23 01:28:20
Wilson was one of the biggest breakout stars of the college basketball season. After barely seeing the floor as a freshman and making small contributions as a sophomore, he averaged 11 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a junior. His 419 total points scored were more than five times what he had in his first two years combined.
The 6'10" forward was especially impressive late in the season, averaging 15.6 points per game in seven Big Ten tournament and NCAA tournament games.
He showcased quality interior defense while proving he can score both inside and out, knocking down 37.3 percent of his looks from beyond the arc.
After the Bucks surprised many by taking Thon Maker in the first round last season, they now have a quality young tandem in the post that will continue to develop over the next few years.