Dzanan
Musa
Position: SF
Height/Weight: 6'9" / 195 lbs
School/Club: Cedevita (Croatia)
Status: Int'l Draft Eligible
Birthday: May 8, 1999

About Dzanan Musa

Dzanan Musa is a fiery, gifted scorer translating some of what made him so dominant at the junior level to the professional ranks in his late teens.  Among the most decorated junior players in FIBA history posting gaudy numbers at European and World youth championships for his native Bosnia and Herzegovina since debuting at the U16 level in 2014, Musa has long been lauded for his ability to put points on the board in bunches.  Made his senior national team debut all the way back in 2016 and had perhaps his best showing at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships where he averaged 34 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3 assists per game.  Spending much of his club career with Cedevita Zagreb, Musa began seeing regular minutes against high level European competition in 2015, carving out a small role across multiple leagues.  Over the last two seasons, Musa has factored most prominently into Cedevita’s game plan and provided a spark off the bench in EuroCup, Adriatic League, and Croatian League play while also putting up steady scoring numbers in for his national team.  Averaging 12.4 points, 3.5 assists, and 1.9 assists per game this season, Musa’s offensive game continues to mature as he become draft eligible for the first time this year.

  • Measured 6’9 in shoes with a 6’8.5 wingspan and 195-pound frame in the summer of 2017.  Has tremendous height for a small forward, but lacks much length and has room to improve his frame.  Body has already come a long way since the early part of his career.  More deceptive as an athlete than explosive.  Plays at a nice pace benefiting from crafty ball handling ability and instincts.
     
  • Served as a microwave bench scorer for Cedevita.  Comes out firing with the freedom to heat up and often plays heavy minutes when he does.  Had several impressive per-minute scoring stretches this season.  Does much of his damage creating off the dribble in pick & roll and isolation situations, but also contributes with his ability to hunt shots off the ball in spot up and transition situations. 

Defensive Analysis

  • Dramatically improved defender from his youth.  Has become far more sound and competitive over the years.  Lack of length limits his ability to contest shots and get deflections.  Allowed 0.902 points per Spot Up possession[64th percentile] regularly making an aggressive effort to closeout.  Has room to develop as an individual defender as his body matures.  Not the most prolific rebounder, but has some instincts on the glass. 

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Ranked 6th among wings 


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