Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation

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Post#81 » by Stackey » Tue Jan 3, 2017 1:27 am

DraftExpress report after U18 EC:

Strengths:

-Has good size for the wing. Upper body is improving.
-Tremendous scoring instincts.
-Really good ball-handler. Uses big wide crossovers on the perimeter. Uses hang dribbles to get into his pull-up. A lot of change of speed to his game, driving in either direction.
-Excellent shooter off the dribble. Can make pull-up 3s out of isolation situations

-Has a knack for drawing fouls. Uses his body well to create space to minimize his lack of explosiveness at this level. Not afraid of contact. Goes straight into the teeth of the defense
-Has good chemistry with his teammates.
-Plays with a lot of heart. Competitor who wants to win

Weaknesses:

-Just an average athlete
-Really struggled to create high percentage looks against better defenders. Forced to overdribble at times and settle for very difficult looks inside the arc.
-Relies heavily on his ability to draw fouls to score efficiently, something that won't be as easy as the level of competition increases
-Not a great finisher around the basket since he isn't usually able to gain a great deal of separation from defenders inside the paint.

-Runs into brick walls and is very turnover prone. 4.8 per-40 at the U18s. Has been the case his whole career.
-Indifferent defensively for the most part. Does not have great length, nor high-level lateral quickness.
-Very hunched over on both his drives and defensive stance.
-High-level shot-maker, but more of a volume shooter than an efficient one at this stage, and really hasn't been anywhere he's played. Made just 21% of his 3s at the U18s. Career 28.5% 3-point shooter in 105 games in DX database.
-Body language gets very questionable when things aren't going his way.

Outlook: Helped Bosnia to a very respectable sixth place showing, just narrowly missing qualifying for the U19 World Championship in the final game. Did not have a great tournament by his standards, but important to note that he was playing up a year in age group. Was the focal point of the team and stayed efficient by drawing fouls in bunches like he almost always does. Worst games came against the best competition he faced in the tournament, France, Lithuania, Spain. Beat up on Finland, Latvia and Israel with 20+ point games. Major question marks about how what he does will translate to the NBA level considering his hunched style of play and average explosiveness. Will need to continue to improve his 3-point percentages and defense, but impossible to teach his knack for scoring and the very unique speed he plays at.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Dzanan-Musa-84736/
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Re: Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation 

Post#82 » by Stackey » Sun Apr 2, 2017 8:44 pm

Scored 16 in a key and final Adriatic league semifinal playoff match vs Partizan, so Cedevita will play in the finals vs Crvena Zvezda



Still, he didn't played as much as I thought he should in this season.
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Post#83 » by doordoor123 » Sun Apr 2, 2017 9:18 pm

Yeah, he isn't going to get those same baskets with players actually defending him. Think he's a bit overrated.
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Post#84 » by Derento » Sun Apr 2, 2017 9:23 pm

How's Musa shot has it improved this year? last I saw he needed to clean up his mechanics. Very inconsistent.
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Re: Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation 

Post#85 » by Dzon Dilindzer » Thu May 11, 2017 8:02 pm

Dzanan signed his first professional contract with his current club Cedevita, and I expect him to play alot more next season
his talent will flourish next season, theres no doubt in my mind about that

tonight he scored 24 points in croatian league, with 4/5 3pt shooting (obviously has improved 3pt shot)

reminds me of Gallo, so I can see him becoming improved version of Gallo
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Post#86 » by Stackey » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Measured 6' 9.1''(in shoes) at the Adidas Eurocamp. So from now we can officially call him 6'9''.

In the other hand, his wingspan is measured 6' 8.5''
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Post#87 » by King- » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:59 pm

He was named "Rising Star" of the 2017 Eurocamp

http://www.nbadraft.net/adidas-eurocamp-top-prospects-1

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"Last measured at the 2015 EuroCamp at 6'8.25 in shoes with a 197-pound frame and a 6'8.25 wingspan, Dzanan Musa measured 6'9 with a 6'8.5 wingspan while tipping the scales at 195-pounds. Musa's lack of great length is a concern at the NBA level, but he offered some answers to those questions about his defensive ability and approach today playing with great intensity and awareness in the final game of the day. Willingly getting his teammates involved and showing the type of unselfishness and maturity that scouts want to see from him, Musa didn't post huge numbers, but had an extremely positive performance nonetheless guiding his team to a blowout win, doing a number of little things to help them come out victorious. - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Dzanan-Musa-84736/" ©DraftExpress
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Re: Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation 

Post#88 » by burek3 » Sat Aug 5, 2017 6:04 pm

He started in first 5 in BIH NT against Slovakia. You can watch the game here


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Re: Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation 

Post#89 » by burek3 » Sat Aug 5, 2017 6:10 pm

He scored first 11 pts for BIH

EDIT: are you kidding me, 20 points in 9:43 of his playtime so far

EDIT2: aaaand he injured his knee. :banghead:

EDIT3: he is back playing, seems it was just a scare

STATS: http://live.fibaeurope.com/www/Game.aspx?acc=1&gameID=128621&lng=en
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Post#90 » by King- » Sat Aug 5, 2017 8:12 pm

Just scored 32 points in 26 minutes against Slovakia

32-3-3-2 with 1 turnover


He's going to be special, IMO, his offensive talent is unteachable. This kid is a killer on the court. Can't see him dropping out of the top 10 in the 2018 Draft, especially with a full season to play a big part (probably) with Cedevita
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Re: Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation 

Post#91 » by Stackey » Sat Aug 5, 2017 9:23 pm

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Post#92 » by Dzon Dilindzer » Sat Aug 5, 2017 9:38 pm

heres another one, game was played couple of days ago

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Re: Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation 

Post#93 » by GimmeDat » Sun Aug 6, 2017 2:19 am

This is the very first time I've bothered to watch some clips of him, and just from that last video, he reminds me of Justin Jackson with his body and movement, as well as the shooting stroke.

From the sounds of the hype here it seems like there might be more to him than that, though.

*Watched some more and he's clearly a very different player, much better ball handler/creator, so there you go.
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Re: Dzanan Musa - Bosnian sensation 

Post#94 » by burek3 » Sun Aug 6, 2017 9:16 am

He's an offensive beast!

Double entendre, yes, because he still (although improved) has hot-head issues.
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Post#95 » by sisibilio » Sun Aug 6, 2017 9:32 am

Looks significantly more fluid and explosive than even the last summer.
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Post#96 » by Stackey » Sun Aug 6, 2017 10:15 am

His nose is broken, that's way the "Zorro" mask.
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Post#97 » by Stackey » Tue Aug 8, 2017 4:24 pm

For comparison:

16 years old 6'8'' Musa against players of his own age



18 years old 6'9'' Musa vs Slovak Republic "adults" national team(couple of days ago)

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Post#98 » by King- » Wed Aug 9, 2017 7:58 pm

Musa just dropped 28 points in 26 minutes on 8-14 shooting against Armenia.

Armenia has former Uconn guard Ryan Boatwright
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Post#99 » by burek3 » Wed Aug 9, 2017 8:05 pm

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