Dzanan Musa selected by the Brooklyn Nets

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19-year-old Bosnian basketball player Dzanan Musa was selected by the Brooklyn Nets as the 29th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. 

Bihac-born Musa spent the last three seasons with KK Cedevita Zagreb, leading them to the Croatian League championship. At 2.06 m, he averaged 13.3 points and shot 46.2 percent from the field in 30 league games.

He also led Bosnian national Under-16 team to a gold medal at the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship in Lithuania, averaging a tournament-high 23 points and 6.3 assists.

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Brooklyn was impressed with what they had seen at the international level from Musa, who has been playing professionally since the age of 16, the New Jersey Herald reported.

I think from scouting perspective we’ve enjoyed watching him play. Very dynamic”, general manager Sean Marks said. “Obviously his offensive skills are pretty special. A good size for (his) position. He has been playing at a very, very high level. A very competitive young man”, he concluded.

Musa was taken with the pick the Brooklyn Nets acquired from the Toronto Raptors in a trade last July.