13 - Dzanan Musa

6-9, 195 Small Forward
Bosnia & Herzegovina International
05/08/99 (21.7 yrs)
Bihac, Bosnia & Herzegovina
International Team
Cedevita Zagreb
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Jump Shot
NBA Ready
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NBA Comparison: Bojan Bogdanovic

Strengths: He is a leader and has a strong personality … Not afraid of the big stage, since he is dealing with high expectations since he was 15 years old … He plays with passion … Has good size for a wing … Versatile player who can play from point guard to small forward … Better athlete than everyone thinks … Has a good first step that helps him blow by opponents … Has High basketball I.Q … Natural scorer… He can create his own shot at a great level… Has a quick release that makes it difficult for opponents to block his shot.. Can score from anywhere on the floor… He can score off the dribble with ease … Very good at scoring on straight line drives… Although he is a right hander he excels driving and finishing with his left hand … He can catch fire at any time and score in bunches … His Mid-range game has improved through the years … He has added some floaters to his game, that have helped him evolve as a scorer … His range has expanded and has gone all the way to up the 3-point line … He has been used on Catch and Shot situations with mixed results, but potential is there… Good ball handler with a great change of pace dribble … Knows how to use a screen set for him on and off the ball… Very good on Pick and Roll situations as the ball handler, can either find the rolling big or look for his own shot … He can do the occasional coast to coast thanks to his ability to do a little be of everything … Good passer… Has a good court vision and can find the open man when he is concentrated … Probably the best player of his generation in Europe at creating contact and drawing fouls … Has improved as a free thow shooter… Good rebounder for his position, expecially on the defensive block … Knows how to read the game and make steals… Has active hands on defense … He can be a solid defender when he is locked in…

Playing with passion isn’t always a good thing, since he occasionally gets caried away by his emotions … He has an incosistent motor, with a lot of ups and downs even in the same game … He is a better athlete than most think, but he is still just an average athlete by NBA standards … He must bulk up considerably … Has a peculiar body structure with a slight hunch back with small chest and waist, so it’s not certain how he can really bulk ip … Lacks elite explosiveness … He doesn’t really have bounce off one foot when driving to the basket … He has a short wingspan (measured at 6-9) … He is mostly a streaky shooter for now.. He needs to improve in Catch and Shot and Spot  Up situations… His off the ball game needs work… He must learn to be effective when he doesn’t have the ball in his hands… Has problems against athletic wings on both ends of the floor… Can’t really finish through contact because his upper body isn’t strong enough… Has problems finishing against length because of his athletic limitations… He really likes going to his left and has problems when he is forced driving to his right… His mid-range game still needs improvement.. Should add some Post moves to his arsenal to explore miss-matches… Must learn to let game come to him when his shot isn’t falling and not force things…. He could improve his on the move passes… Can be turnover prone at times… His short wingspan limits him on defense… His lateral quickness is average… He is not always focused on defense, mainly because he is used to be “The Guy”at smaller level and didn’t want to spend energy on that end of the floor… Struggles on defense against explosive wings… His low stance on defense needs work… Needs to improve his off the ball defense… Gambles and goes for the steal, which adds pressure to his team…

Overall: Dzanan Musa is one of the best scorers of his generation in Europe if not the best. His ability to score is uncanny and he has already proved it’s his most translatable skill at the next level, along with his ability to play multiple positions. For him to play at the next level though he has to bulk up his body considerably, learn how to control his emotions and improve his motor on defense.

Notes: Musa is one of the most scouted players of his genetation… He has played professionally since he was 16 years old… He was the MVP of the U16 FIBA European Championship in 2015, leading Bosnia and Herzegovina to its first title at national level… He was the leading scorer at the U16 FIBA European Championship in 2014, as well as at the U16 FIBA European Championship in 2015 and at U17 FIBA World Championship in 2016…

Stefanos Makris 2/2/18





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