Meet the Hawks rookies

Lucas Nogueira

Pos.: Center

Height, weight: 7-0, 225

Age: 20

Team: Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (Spain)

Selected: No. 16 overall by Celtics, rights traded to Hawks via trade with Mavericks

General manager Danny Ferry said: Lucas has both a tremendous level of talent and charisma as well. He can do things athletically with his length, protecting around the rim and finishing around the rim. He has a good understanding of the game. A good basketball player. He’s a good teammate.

Dennis Schroeder

Pos.: Guard

Height, weight: 6-1, 168

Age: 19

Team: New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig (Germany)

Selected: No. 17 overall

Ferry said: Dennis is tenacious, athletic, a good basketball player, highly competitive kid. I think he can have a very bright future in the NBA with hard work … . He can shoot the basketball at a good level. He can get in the lane and make plays for people.

Mike Muscala

Pos.: Center

Height/Weight: 6-11, 239

Age: 21 (Turns 22 on Monday)

School: Bucknell

Ferry said: Mike is a guy that we’ve come to like throughout the year. He has areas that he still needs to grow and develop, especially physically. … He is an excellent passer. He can rebound. He can shoot it. He plays very hard, gets up and down and runs the court.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Chris Vivlamore