Writers Roundtable: Big Men Options At 24

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Mike Muscala (Bucknell)


Standing almost 7-feet tall, Mike Muscala leaves college as Bucknell's all-time leading scorer. A four-time All-Patriot League selection, Muscala improved each year in nearly every statistical category. But despite senior year averages of 18.7 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, Muscala has been somewhat overlooked due because he didn't play in a power conference like the Big Ten or Pac-12.

Despite the lack of recognition, he appears to have the skills to become a successful NBA big man: he's adept offensively, both inside and out, having shown the ability to consistently knock down 18- to 20-foot jumpers and score in the low post with either hand. He shot 50% from the field and 80% from the free throw line in college, and his agility and length make him a proficient defender. Plus, we already know he'll look sharp in a Knicks jersey because Bucknell's colors are orange and blue.

Ben Horney, Knicks fan since '94

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