Roseville's Mike Muscala averaged 16.7 points with 9.7 boards a game last year in what was his breakout season. At 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds Muscala has played both forward positions for the MSB Roadrunners this AAU season and his play has garnered scholarship interest from both division one and two schools.
Muscala has been hearing from the majority of the Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota division two schools and the division ones have stepped up their interest. Just recently Mike picked up his first division one offer and more could be on the way.
"South Dakota has recently offered Mike a scholarship and that's the first for him at the D-1 level," said his Roadrunners coach Mitch Ohnstad. "Very soon he's going to be taking visits out west to see both Santa Clara and Cal Poly. Both of those schools have shown interest."
It would not be surprising if one or both of those schools offer Mike while on the visit. Cal Poly has a long track record with Minnesota players and none other than Ohnstad himself started that whole pipeline back in 1996.
Muscala will continue to add interest from quality schools as he is a good student with a 3.7 grade point average. He's candidate for the National Honor Society and has been all-conference academically for the last two seasons. Because he has yet to turn 17 years of age (his 17th birthday is July 1st) Mike has a huge upside and a red-shirt year may be a good option of growth for his game. There has even been some talk of a year at a prep school because Mike is so young.
As a two year starter at Roseville, Mike was awarded with all-conference honors last year and he set some rebounding marks with all-time Raider highs with 18 in a game as well as 261 boards in a season.
Last year as a junior Mike shot 51 percent from the floor, 33 percent from beyond the arc, and 77 percent from the foul line.