Bucknell's all-time leading scorer ... rated by many as one of the top senior big men in the nation in 2012-13 ... lean, athletic center who has made a major impact at Bucknell and helped elevate the program back to a championship level ... two-year team captain ... four-time All-Patriot League selection who was the Patriot League Player of the Year on the championship team in 2010-11 and again this year ... first player in league history to earn PL Player of Year and Tournament MVP twice each ... during offseason attended pre-NBA Draft Camp at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... offensively, can score from anywhere on the floor ... good finisher inside with both hands and has worked hard on his back-to-the basket post moves ... has an excellent outside shooting touch, with range extending beyond the 3-point arc ... very nimble for a 6'11" athlete and can also put the ball on the floor ... excellent passing skills ... on defense, has been the Patriot League's top shot-blocker in each of his first three seasons ... vastly improved his rebounding last season ... intense competitor who is a team leader both vocally and by example ... on Bucknell's career charts, he ranks 1st in scoring (2,036), 2nd in rebounding (1,093) and 2nd in blocked shots (271) ... one of two players in school and league history with 1,000 rebounds ... only player in school history and 5th in PL history with 2,000 points ... program's all-time leader in made and attempted free throws ... has also excelled academically and has earned a number of honors for his classroom work.
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. ... Lute Olson All-American ... NABC First Team All-District ... one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award ... named Senior CLASS First Team All-American ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American ... Capital One Academic All-America Third Team selection ... 14 pts., 10 reb. in opening-night win at Purdue ... had 16 pts., 15 reb. and hit clinching FTs with 0:08 left in 5-pt. 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. (0 TOs or fouls) ... one night later had 24 pts., 9 reb. in win over New Mexico State ... 10 pts., 12 reb., 5 blk. at Penn State ... one of best games of career came at Columbia, when he had 29 pts., career-high 19 reb. ... had 19 pts., 11 reb. in 2nd half alone to help Bison rally from 17 down to win ... followed that up with 27 pts., 6 reb., 3 asst. in win over Kent State ... hit career-high 12 FG vs. Kent State ... in win over La Salle logged 18 pts., 7 reb., 6 asst., 3 blk. ... only needed for 21 min. in rout of Saint Francis, but had 12 pts., 7 reb., 4 asst., 2 blk. ... huge night in win over Marist with 26 pts., 13 reb., 5 blk., 4 asst., 3 stl. ... after that win was named ESPN.com Player of Day and Mid-Major Player of Week ... 17 pts., 11 reb. at Princeton ... scored 29 pts. in win at Loyola (Md.), setting career high with 13 FGM ... turned heads at Missouri with 25 pts., 14 reb., 4 asst., 2 blk. in 2-pt. loss ... nearly had triple-doubles in back-to-back games vs. Army (20 pts., 13 reb., 7 asst., 3 blk.) and at Colgate (25 pts., 10 reb., 7 blk., 4 asst.) ... had 27 pts., 15 reb. in ome win over Lafayette ... tallied 16 pts., 8 reb., 6 blk. vs. Lehigh ... hit GW shot with 0.8 seconds left in 56-55 win at American ... had 16 pts., 14 reb. in that game ... posted 2nd 19-reb. game of season vs. Navy ... in home win over Colgate grabbed 1,000th career reb. and finished with 27 pts., 12 reb. ... piled up 29 pts., 15 reb. at Lafayette (21/10 in 1st half) ... 25 pts. (11-16 FG), 7 reb. vs. Holy Cross ... 21 pts. (7-15 FG, 7-7 FT) in home win over American ... 15 pts., 13 reb. 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. in that game ... in PL final had 20 pts., 11 reb. in win over Lafayette ... PL Tournament record 38 reb. in 3G ... 6x PL Player of Week (11/19, 12/2, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 2/18) ... 22 double-doubles, most in nation ... ranked 4th nationally in rebounding, 34th in scoring, 33rd in blocks ... led PL in scoring, rebounds and blocks.
2011-12 Had a monster junior year, earning First Team All-Patriot League honors while leading the team in scoring (17.0) and rebounding (9.1) with career highs in both categories ... shot 50.3 FG%, 35.0 3FG% and 85.3 FT% ... led Patriot League in rebounding and blocked shots and also ranked 4th in scoring, 3rd in FG%, 2nd in FT% ... led league in both offensive and defensive rebounding ... recorded 18 double-doubles, most in the Patriot League and 16th-most in Division I, and had 14 20-pt. gaems ... NABC First Team All-District Selection ... one of 25 candidates for the Lou Henson Mid-Major Player of the Year Award ... three-time Patriot League Player of the Week ... also named to Patriot League All-Academic Team ... prior to season named to Preseason All-Patriot League Team and Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team ... named one of 15 "Under the Radar" players by CBSsports.com ... earned Benton A. Kribbs Award as Team MVP, becoming just the 13th player to win the award multiple times ... returned to hometown for season opener at Minnesota ... struggled a bit offensively (2-10 FG) but made 8-10 FT and finished with 12 pts., 11 reb. ... scored 17 pts., along with 6 reb., 3 asst., 4 blk. in win at Marist ... had a monster night in win over Princeton with 25 pts. (8-10 FG, 8-10 FT) and 12 reb. ... grabbed 15 reb. to go with 11 pts. at George Mason ... logged 22 pts. (8-10 FG, 6-6 FT), 12 reb., 3 asst., 2 blk. in big win over Richmond ... led team in scoring (14) and rebounding (7) at No. 1 Syracuse ... 2 days later had 20 pts., 11 reb. in win at Boston U. ... had 24 pts., 8 reb. and recorded 1,000th career point vs. Loyola ... tallied 18 pts. (all in 2nd half), 13 reb. in career-high 37 min. in 4-pt. win over Cornell ... big game at Dartmouth with 18 pts. (10-10 FT), 8 reb. ... had 19 pts., 7 reb., 4 blk. in win at Army ... scored 19 pts. in 1st half and 27 total (9-13 FG, 9-9 FT) in win at Lafayette ... had 20 pts., 12 reb. in road win at Lehigh ... came back from early blow to chin that required stitches and recorded 21 pts., 12 reb. in win over American ... huge night in win at Navy with 27 pts. (11-15 FG), 8 reb. ... in home win over Lafayette went 12-12 FT and scored 24 pts. along with 7 reb., 4 asst. ... led Bison with 20 pts., 10 reb., 4 blk. at Holy Cross ... had a monster game in title-clinching win at American, recording 26 pts., 14 reb., 2 asst., 2 blk., 1 stl. ... 21 FGA in that game were the most by a Bison in 7 years ... 19 pts. (6-8 FG, 7-7 FT), 6 reb., career-high 3 stl. in season-ending win over Navy ... had another outstanding postseason ... tallied 18 pts. in PL semifinal win over Lafayette ... was at his best in PL championship game vs. Lehigh, totaling 30 pts. (8-17 FG, 14-16 FT) and 14 reb. ... 30 pts. were one shy of record for PL final ... in NIT win over Arizona had 20 pts., 9 reb., 4 blk., 3 asst. ... in NIT second-round loss at Nevada logged 25 pts. (8-15 FG, 9-10 FT), 15 reb., 3 asst. ... named to PL All-Tournament Team ... 596 pts. ranked 3rd on Bucknell's single-season list ... 319 reb. rank 6th and were the most by a Bucknell player since 1968-69 ... became only the 2nd player in program history to make 200 FTs in a season ... 203 FTs just missed Patrick King's school mark of 205, set in 1991-92 ... shot 85.3 FT% (203-238), the 6th-best mark in program history ... 59 blk. are 5th-most on the single-season chart, giving him the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 spots on that list
Made a huge leap as a sophomore, becoming one of the top Mid-Major big men while earning Patriot League Player of the Year honors ... became only the third sophomore to earn PL Player of the Year award ... later became an AP Honorable Mention All-American and NABC First Team All-District 13 ... earned First Team All-Patriot League honors ... was also named Patriot League Tournament MVP after leading the Bison to their first championship since 2006 ... earned Benton A. Kribbs Award as team MVP ... paced the Bison in scoring (14.9), rebounding (7.3), FG% (.517) and blocked shots (67) ... led the Patriot League in blocks and ranked 3rd in FG%, 4th in rebounding and 7th in scoring ... his 67 blocks were 3rd-most in a season by any Bucknell player ... became just the 13th player in program history and the first since J.R. Holden in 1997-98 to record 500 points in a season (he finished with 507) ... started all 34 games at center and averaged 27.8 minutes per game ... shot 81.6% from the FT line ... scored in double-figures 27 times and hit the 20-pt. mark 9 times ... recorded 5 double-doubles ... became a YouTube sensation after hitting a buzzer-beater at Richmond on a "Christian Laettner Play" ... also hit a long jumper in the final seconds to beat Holy Cross at Sojka Pavilion ... named to All-Tournament Team at CBE Classic at James Madison ... averaged 13.0 ppg at JMU, including 21 pts. vs. the Dukes ... also topped 20-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. along with 6 reb., 2 blk., 2 stl. ... held without a FG at Loyola, but had 10 reb. and went 7-8 FT ... enjoyed career night at American, logging 33 pts. (11-17 FG, 2-2 3FG, 9-10 FT), 10 reb., 5 blk. ... followed that up with 23 pts. and career-high 13 reb. 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. in win at Lehigh ... 4th 8-blk. game in school history ... also had 15 pts., 9 reb. at Lehigh ... went 10-15 FG and had 20 pts., 9 reb., 3 asst., 3 blk. at Army ... had 11 pts. and career-high 17 reb. and 5 asst. in home win over Navy ... in home win over American had 21 pts., 10 reb. ... clinched 60-56 road win at Holy Cross with 3-pt. play with 0:12 left ... tallied 11 pts., 10 reb., 6 blk. in home win over Army ... in Patriot League Tournament win over Army had 11 pts., 7 reb., 7 blk. ... had a double-double with 17 pts., 10 reb. in semifinal win over Lehigh ... hit 2 clinching FTs with 0:08 left in that win ... in PL championship game had 18 pts. (7-9 FG, 1-1 3FG, 3-4 FT) en route to tourney MVP honors ... scored 14 pts. in NCAA Tournament game vs. UConn ... off the court, earned Capital One Academic All-District honors and was a member of the Academic All-Patriot League Team.
2009-10 One of the Patriot League's top newcomers ... named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team and All-Patriot League Second Team ... became just the fourth freshman in league history to make one of the all-league teams ... averaged 9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.2 bpg ... his 65 blocked shots led the Patriot League and set a Bucknell freshman record ... that was the third-highest total in school history, trailing only Mike Butts' 100 in 1988-89 and 91 in 1987-88 ... shot 46.2 FG%, 30.0 3FG% and 80.6 FT% ... ranked 22nd in Patriot League in scoring, 16th in rebounding ... 10th in FG% ... would have ranked 6th in FT%, but just missed the minimum attempts to qualify ... averaged a team-high 13.1 ppg in league play ... shot 50.7 FG% and 86.8 FT% against league foes ... scored in double figures 16 times, including 9 of last 12 games of season ... breakout game came against eventual Sweet 16 team Cornell, when he logged 20 pts. (9-11 FG), 7 reb., 4 blk., in 30 min. 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. 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. (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. (6-9 FG), 8 reb., 7 blk. ... block total was one shy of school record ... missed game at Lafayette due to ankle injury, then returned from 1-game absence to score 16 pts., including last 4 of the game, in 62-61 win at Colgate ... had multiple blocks in 19 games ... PL Rookie of Week on Dec. 7 and Dec. 21.
Full name is Michael Peter Muscala ... born July 1, 1991 in St. Louis Park, Minn. ... parents are Bob Muscala and Mary and Thomas Maida ... has a sister, Madeline Maida ... three-year letterman and two-year captain of the Roseville Area High School basketball team ... first junior captain in program history ... two-time all-conference selection ... third team all-metro as a senior ... finalist for Minnesota Mr. Basketball honors ... academic all-state selection ... as a senior averaged 23.8 points, 14.8 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per game ... broke game, season and career school records for points, rebounds and blocks ... finished with 1,228 points, 747 rebounds, 172 blocks ... had 36 points and 24 rebounds -- both school records -- against Mounds View in 2008-09 ... ranked No. 11 on list of top Minnesota seniors by MinnesotaPreps.com ... played for coach Bartt Pierce ... selected to play in a high school all-star series following his senior season, then played in the Howard Pulley Pro City League against a number of Division I players ... played AAU ball for the Minnesota RoadRunners ... majoring in management ... named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... 3x Capital One Academic All-District Team (2011, 2012, 2013) and 3x Patriot League All-Academic Team (2011, 2013) ... 2013 Academic All-American.