Mike Muscala, C, Bucknell
Widely considered one of the best scoring big men in the country, Muscala improved greatly in four seasons at Bucknell. The 21-year-old center averaged 18.9 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last year. He has a diverse post game, can shoot from midrange, rebounds well on both ends and has an extremely high efficiency rate. His mobility and footwork are questioned at times, but there are plenty of examples from his senior season of Muscala running the floor for dunks and layups in transition and blocking shots by chasing down a smaller player. He struggled in Bucknell’s NCAA Tournament loss to Butler, going 4-for-17 from the floor. ESPN ranks him as the No. 33 prospect available and most mock drafts slate him as a high second-round selection.
“While Muscala's production and skill set improvements were probably most impressive for him as a senior, he's also continued to make subtle strides in filling out his frame, looking like a noticeably different person than the one we first profiled two years ago,” Joseph Treutlein wrote for Draft Express. “His excellent size and length are clear positives for him from an NBA perspective, but he's done a great job of developing his frame to become less of a liability in the strength department, even if there's still plenty more work to be done.”
Pre-Draft measurements and results, according to NBA.com: