Dzanan Musa reacts after being selected as the No. 29 overall pick to the Brooklyn Nets at the NBA Draft on June 21, 2018, at the Barclays Center.


Nets Select Bosnian Forward Dzanan Musa 29th Overall In 2018 NBA Draft

June 21, 2018 - 11:01 pm


The Brooklyn Nets selected Bosnian forward Dzanan Musa with the 29th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Musa most recently played for Cedevita of the Croatian League. The 6-foot-9, 195-pound swingman played a sixth man role for Cedevita.

“I can't describe this feeling,” Musa told the Daily News. “I was very emotional when my name was called. I started crying. This is like the dream come true.”

Musa helped Cedevita win three Croatian league championships, three Croatian cups and the ABA League Supercup. In 2018, he was named EuroCup rising star, ABA League top prospect and was selected to the All-ABA team.

With a pair of second-round picks, the Nets used the 40th overall pick to select Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs and the 45th pick to draft Kentucky shooting guard Hamidou Diallo. The Nets then included Diallo as part of the proposed Dwight Howard trade. Kurucs helped FC Barcelona Lassa win the 2018 Spanish Cup. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward averaged 10.7 points last season.

The Phoenix Suns drafted 7-foot, 250-pound center Deandre Ayton of the University of Arizona with the first overall pick. Duke center Marvin Bagley III was selected second overall by the Sacramento Kings. The Atlanta Hawks traded the rights of third overall selection Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for fifth overall pick Trae Young and 2019 lottery-protected first-round pick. The Memphis Grizzlies used the fifth overall pick to select Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr.