Mar 21, 2013; Lexington , KY, USA; Bucknell Bison center Mike Muscala (31) shoots against Butler Bulldogs center Andrew Smith (44) in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Dallas Mavericks Select Mike Muscala with the No.44 Pick; Draft Rights Go To the Atlanta Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks have selected Bucknell Center Mike Muscala with the No. 44 overall pick. Muscala will be actually heading to the Atlanta Hawks as they own the draft rights to the pick from the trade they exchanged earlier this evening. breaks down Muscala’s game:

“On the offensive end, Muscala has developed into an incredibly dangerous post threat over the past three seasons, being equally dangerous with both his left and right-handed hook shots while sporting some deceptive range and quickness with his moves. He shows a very good feel when he gets the ball in his hands and is remarkably efficient with his movements, getting off shot attempts very quickly and rarely wasting time, something that surely contributed to his decrease in turnovers this season.”
“There are some concerns about how Muscala’s post game will translate to the pros, as he sports a noticeable size advantage against most of the competition he faced in college, but the style of back-to-the-basket game he plays appears well suited to his physical profile and the type of role he likely projects to in the NBA. Combine this with the high effort level he shows for getting open and the excellent learning curve he’s shown, and his post game is probably not something one should rule out so quickly.”

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