The Nets selected F Dzanan Musa with the No. 29 pick in the NBA Draft.
Musa, 19, is from Bosnia and Herzegovina and plays for Cedevita in Croatia. He averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season. He shot 54.5 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from three.
Musa is listed at 6-foot-9, 185 pounds and turned pro at 16-years-old. He is described as a gifted scorer and a "potential defensive liability" by The Ringer.
Musa won the EuroCup Rising Star Trophy for the 2017-18 season and was named Most Improved Player at the 2017 Adidas Eurocamp for NBA prospects.
Henry Carr, SNY:
With the selection of Musa, the Nets add a european forward that is considered a work in progress. He possesses steep height, but a slim build. With a few years of NBA experience under his belt, his weight could potentially change.
The addition of Musa is not surprising considering the background of GM Sean Marks as a New Zealand native who also spent time in Poland during his professional career.
Musa brings a wing presence that is needed in the Nets' roster construction, even though he is considered a true scorer sometimes it is the non-basketball things that appeal to a GM.
Musa left his parents at the age of 11 to join a basketball academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia. After trekking 30 minutes to the academy everyday, Musa learned a great deal of responsibility. A story like this puts a chip on the shoulder of a young prospect, and Marks clearly sees that when he scouted him personally in March.
Another example of his competitiveness is his answer to many teams of whether or not he would want to be stashed in europe. According to Jonathan Givnoy of ESPN, Musa would have been taken higher had he stayed in Europe, but his desire to play in the NBA immediately caused his draft day fall. Again, this is another reason to be excited for a european project that can pay large dividends in many seasons to come.