Mike Muscala officially began his professional career this past Saturday in a 76-74 loss by Blusens Monbus to CB Canarias. Muscala led the way for his club finishing with 16 points and nine rebounds on 5-9 shooting. Muscala started at center and played 21 minutes.
Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry was also reportedly in attendance to see Muscala's debut:
@ajchawks Danny Ferry is in Spain watching Muscala pic.twitter.com/CzWMBVb4Y3— Chema de Lucas (@chemadelucas) October 12, 2013
Lucas Nogueira's team Estudiantes Madrid also suffered an opening game loss but Nogueira did not play. The box score indicates a coaches decision but he was banged up at the end of the preseason so presumedly he is nursing some sort of injury.
Muscala and Blusens Monbus will return to the court on Saturday against La Bruixa d'Or. Estudiantes Madrid also returns to action against BdR Valladolid. We will be keeping tabs on both Muscala and Nogueira all season so be sure to check back.