Muscala was born in 1991 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. His parents are Bob Muscala and Mary Maida, and he has one stepsister, Madeline Maida. Muscala was raised in Minnesota and attended Roseville High School. He went on to Bucknell University, where Muscala was a named a 2012-13 Academic All-American. While with Atlanta, he was awarded the Hawks' 2016 Jason Collier Memorial Trophy, which is presented annually to the player who best exemplifies the characteristics Collier displayed off the court as a community ambassador. Muscala's nicknames include "Musky" and "Moose". The big center's favorite charities include "Pay Away the Layaway" and "Peacemakers International". Follow Muscala on Twitter (@mikemuscala) and Instagram (@mikejawz).