College: Bucknell. (Fahnon Bennett). “Nobody shoots until the big kid misses. In 2013, Muscala also won the Patriot League Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the … It's bringing people together.”.
The NBA—a dream he hadn’t considered to be a potential reality until he was nearly done with college—wanted him, just as his Spanish club was hitting its stride.
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... in home win over Lafayette went 12-12 FT and scored 24 pts. “Hey,” Paulsen shouted, “nobody shoots until the big kid misses.”. Later that spring, he graduated with degrees in management and Spanish. “My commitment was made,” he says, “and it still feels good.”.
31 jersey that Muscala wore throughout a remarkably productive career in Bucknell blue-and-orange. (11-17 FG, 2-2 3FG, 9-10 FT), 10 reb., 5 blk. ... after that win was named ESPN.com Player of Day and Mid-Major Player of Week ... 17 pts., 11 reb. in rout of Saint Francis, but had 12 pts., 7 reb., 4 asst., 2 blk.
It was only then that he recalled Bucknell upsetting Kansas in the opening round of the 2005 NCAA tournament, then pulling a similar trick against Arkansas in 2006. “It really isn't too bad down here either, so I'm lucky,” he says.
Besides becoming a homeowner himself, he had attended the National Basketball Players Association’s Real Estate Symposium in 2017 and spent plenty of time watching Million Dollar Listing on Bravo.
while breaking Bucknell career scoring record in PL Tourney win over Navy ... logged 21 pts., 14 asst., 3 blk., in PL semifinal win over Army ... scored 2,000th career pt.
He’d been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in the same three-team deal that landed Dennis Schroder, his longtime teammate in Atlanta, with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
vs. the Dukes ... also topped 20-pt.
As for that career in music, Mike won’t rule that out either. He previously covered the NBA for Bleacher Report and USA Today Sports Media Group, and has written for Yahoo!
Selected 44th overall by Dallas in the 2013 NBA Draft, then traded on draft night to the Atlanta Hawks ... began his pro career in Spain, then had his contract purchased by the Hawks in mid-season ... made his NBA debut on March 2, 2014 in Phoenix, making him the first Bucknell alum to appear in an NBA game ... spent the entire 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons with Atlanta, helping the Hawks to back-to-back playoff appearances ... enters 2016-17 season having played in 120 regular-season games and 21 playoff games with Atlanta, shooting 51% from the field and 86% from the foul line in his career. (all in 2nd half), 13 reb.
The Oklahoma City Thunder wanted to speak with Mike by phone on June 30, the first day of NBA free agency.
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“They seemed very down to earth. By then, Mike had shown an interest in the field.
Terms and Policy, I don't even really like to say that,” Mike tells CloseUp360 over the summer. His message was straightforward. And before it became all the rage for NBA players to become stars of their own YouTube channels, Mike got his feet wet as a vlogger. 31 jersey retired on Saturday, Feb. 15 during a halftime ceremony at the Bucknell-American game at Sojka Pavilion. When asked to name the small town where he bought his place in early 2017, he demurs, revealing only that it’s roughly 45 minutes from where his mother, Mary Maida, lives in Roseville.
He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. (5-11 FG, 2-2 3FG, 6-6 FT) and hit big game-tying 3FG in OT ... had huge night vs. Navy, with 16 pts.
in win at Loyola (Md. Muscala was a three-star prospect coming out of Roseville High School in Minnesota. Related News. “It's changed kind of the way I look at my career, the way I look at almost everything,” he says.
Josh Martin is the Editorial Director of CloseUp360. It's a nice small town, super relaxing.”. Mike was pleased that any team would be so hot after him, especially with All-Stars like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, D’Angelo Russell and Nikola Vucevic set to test the market.
effort in home win over Lafayette ... scoring and rebounding totals were both career highs ... made first career start Dec. 30 vs. Marist, and had team-high 18 pts.
In addition, he was named to the First Team All-Patriot League and AP All-American Honorable Mention in 2010-2011. in win at Lehigh ... 4th 8-blk. vs. Holy Cross ... 21 pts. in win over Lafayette ... PL Tournament record 38 reb. “That sounded like a good trio, so I just went with it.”. win over George Mason ... MVP of Niagara Subregional of 2K Sports Classic ... monster game at Niagara with 18 pts., 16 reb., career-high 7 asst., 3 blk.
Mike found appeal in that deeper bond between the team and the people who make it possible.
“He reached out to me.
Now, as a summer of traveling and training his mind and body gives way to the reality of a new team in a new city, Mike turns his full attention to the opportunities at hand.
There were all the times he was recalled to the D-League and, later, the G League during his tenure with the Hawks. at Lafayette (21/10 in 1st half) ... 25 pts. Free Agent / Player / Team / Early Termination; More Muscala Pages. From playing overseas to becoming the first Bucknell University graduate in the NBA in 2013, Mike now sees a future filled with basketball, business, real estate and possibly even music. They wanted to talk to Mike about participating in the league’s Job Shadow Program. “We'd have practices and he'd kind of raise both of his hands up, and he'd raise one slightly above the other and go, ‘Academics are right here, you know, but basketball is just right below it in terms of importance,’” Mike recalls. 2012-13 Considered one of the nation's top centers ... made history by becoming the first Patriot Leaguer to sweep Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors ... also named PL Tournament MVP ... won Kribbs Award as team MVP for third straight year ... earned First Team All-Patriot League honors, becoming the second 4-time all-league selection in league history ... Bucknell's first 2-time POY and the 4th in league-history ... one of 30 candidates for Naismith National Player of Year Award and one of 25 for Lou Henson Mid-Major Player of Year ... selected to play in the Reese's All-Star Game in Atlanta on Final Four Weekend and recorded 15 pts., 8 reb., 3 blk.
vs. Holy Cross, including the game-winning jumper with 1.4 seconds left in 74-72 win ... named Oscar Robertson National Player of Week and PL Player of Week following the American/Holy Cross games ... tied school record with 8 blk.
He’s still not inclined to dig up his old mixtapes, much less release them to the public. This is crazy. in 4-pt. in 2-pt. barrier in non-league play with 22 at Saint Francis (Pa.), 22 vs. Wagner, 21 at La Salle and 20 at Cornell ... in La Salle win also had career-high 5 asst. High School: Roseville in Roseville, Minnesota. While there, Mike diverted to Frankfurt to indulge his love of cars on the world-famous Autobahn. Finally, they proposed sitting down with Mike at his house—the one whose downstairs he’d spent the entire summer of 2018 renovating. (8-17 FG, 14-16 FT) and 14 reb. His agent, Sean Kennedy, called. He felt a fealty to his teammates in the room, but how could he turn down the opportunity of a lifetime? “But it's south of the Twin Cities.
He got to know then-head coach Dave Paulsen, whose emphasis on academics and athletics continued through his time in the program.
“I don't even really like to say that,” Mike tells CloseUp360 over the summer. ... only needed for 21 min. He was also a 2012–13 Senior CLASS Awardfinalist. of action ... had been averaging 3.7 ppg in 7 games prior to Cornell, then averaged 11.7 ppg from that night forward ... had pair of double-doubles, including a 23-pt., 11-reb. On February 27, 2014, he officially signed with the Hawks. One day later, the Clippers sent him across the hall at Staples Center to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac.
(6-8 FG, 7-7 FT), 6 reb., career-high 3 stl.
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