Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Muscala, Charles Lee honored for time at Bucknell

Two Hawks were honored for their basketball careers at Bucknell University as center Mike Muscala and assistant coach Charles Lee were named to the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team on Monday.

Muscala played four seasons at Bucknell and is the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,036 points, the only player to eclipse 2,000 points. He finished as the second-leading rebounder with 1,093 boards. He was a four-time All-Patriot League selection. He was a two-time league MVP. As a senior in 2013, he also was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year and a Scholar-Athlete for an unprecedented trifecta.

Muscala led the Bisons to three straight Patriot League regular-season titles and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament berths in 2011 and 2013.

Muscala was drafted by the Hawks in the second round (44th overall) and just completed his second NBA season.

In Lee’s junior season, the Bison captured the school’s first NCAA Tournament win with an upset of Kansas. Lee scored 15 points in the game. Lee was the Patriot League Player of the Year as a senior in 2006. He scored 24 points in an NCAA Tournament first-round win over Arkansas. He was the Patriot League Tournament MVP as a junior and senior on the title winning teams. He finished with 1,147 career points.

Lee in in his second season as a Hawks assistant coach. He went to training camp with the Spurs in 2006 and played professionally in Europe for several years. He was an assistant at Bucknell for two seasons before joining the Hawks.